Posted by: kookkhu | August 24, 2010

Wat Prathat Doi Suithep temple

This is most famous temples, overlooking the city from its spectacular mountain location. The winding road up to the temple passes a couple of nice waterfalls and the view from the temple platform is impressive. The site, dates from 1386 and is reverred among Thais as one of the country’s most important temples. With its distinctive gilded chedi and marble–floored courtyard the temple is full of symbolism and usually busy. If the 300 steps leading up to the temple are too much for you, a funicular offers a quick shortcut. On the way up to the temple its worth looking at Huay Kaew and Monthathal falls, Open: daily, 06.00 to 18.00, tel: 053 295003
Admission: free for Thai, Foreigner 30 baht. funicular: 20 baht per person.


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