Tour Code: WHT002 Price: 1650 BahtTime: 08.00-13.00 pm.

Doi Suthep Temple and Hmong Village Tour ( Half Day )

Price: 1,650 Baht/pax (Private tour only. Minimum 2 pax.)
Sightseeing at some of the wonderful temples in, and around Chiang Mai? Many are hundreds of years old and Chiang Mai’s own Temple on the Mountain is Wat Doi Suthep – a beautiful golden temple, situated up the mountain at over a 1053 metres. Doi Suthep remains an important sight that first time visitors to Chiang Mai shouldn’t miss.

Wat Phra Doi Suthep is beautiful- located on the hills – it is a 30-45 mins drive from the city centre. The cable car can be used by aged travellers who do not wish to negotiate the 300 odd stairs to the temple.

Doi Suthep is about 15 kilometers from Chiang Mai, and on it is Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, a Holy Temple.The place can easily be reached from Chiang Mai.

High in the hills above Chiang Mai is Doi Suthep temple, a spectacular shrine commissioned by King Kuena, ruler of Chiang Mai from 1367-88. According to an old legend, the king was persuaded to build the temple when the monk Sumana presented him with a bone relic of the historical Buddha.The king searched far and wide for a suitable spot to build the temple, but none could be found. Finally, he resolved to let fate decide its location, and he tied the relic to the back of an elephant and set it loose. For days the elephant stomped through the jungle, shadowed by the king’s men, until it reached the mountaintop of Doi Suthep.The elephant made a good choice because the king readily agreed to the spot. Construction began 1386 and was completed within a few years.

Doi Suthep sits a good thousand meters above the surrounding landscape, so it is a great place to view the countryside. Once the difficult ascent had to be made on foot, but a motor road was added in 1935 and a funicular (lift) was recently installed as well.

Doi Pui is located 3 kilometers beyond Phuping Palace. Here you can visit tribal villages in the hills skirting Chiang Mai and can see their daily life-style here.

Highlights & Features:

  • Viewpoint of Chiang Mai
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Hmong Hilltribe Village

Itinerary:

  • Pick up from your hotel in Chiang Mai
  • Drive 45 minutes up the mountain
  • Visit Doi Suthep Temple
  • Visit Mhong Hilltribe Village
  • Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai

This Tour Includes:

  • Air conditioned transport
  • Licensed English Speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fee and pick up and drop off at your hotel/Guest house

This Tour Excludes:

  • Personal expense
  • Lunch

Clothing: Polite clothes such as trousers or a long skirt should be worn for the visit to Doi Suthep temple.

Type: Private tour
Operated by: Wandering Star tour