About Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
Suthep Temple, also known as “Sukhothai Temple”, is a Hinayana Buddhist temple located on Sukhothai Hill in Chiang Mai Province, 15 km from Chiang Mai City. For many Thais, Suthep Temple is an extremely sacred place with a panoramic view of Chiang Mai, making it a popular tourist destination for foreign tourists visiting Thailand.
There are different versions of the legend about the construction of Suthep Temple. It is said that the temple was built in 1383 and was later expanded with the addition of some shrines, and the path leading to the four sides was built in 1935 to allow visitors to quickly get to the top of the hill and visit the temple. Suthep Temple is the most famous and fascinating temple in Thailand. As you ascend the 309 steps to the temple, the beautiful city of Chiang Mai and the surrounding idyllic scenery are in full view. The sacred temple of Suthep is so glorious that it feels like you have stepped into a wonderland, and is best known for its golden stupa, which houses a statue of the Buddha. It is important to note that you must take off your shoes and dress appropriately to enter the temple, otherwise it is a kind of sacrilege to the gods.
How to get there
9 หมู่ที่ 9 Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200 タイ
Doi Suthep Temple is located on the summit of Mount Suthep in the suburbs of Chiang Mai, and was built in 1383 by King Khuna, the sixth of the Lanna dynasty that ruled the area at the time. It is recognized as a sacred place in Buddhism and is famous for the golden chedi inside the temple.
The temple is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Chiang Mai and is visited by many people every day.