Doi Suthep Temple and Doi Pui Hmong Hilltribe Village
Chiang Mai locals and tourists alike cherish visiting the Doi Suthep Temple. The Theravada Buddhist temple’s full name is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and it is sacred to many Thais. Thought to be built in the 14th century, the temple holds many holy shrines – a great place to stop if you are a spiritual traveler.
There are two potential tour times for this amazing outing, morning and afternoon. We pick you up from you hotel and take you to the temple. Dress appropriately – no bare shoulders or legs in the temple area. When we arrive, we climb more than 300 stairs (or take the cable car up the slope) to ascend to the top, which has a golden pagoda with a relic of the Buddha. From the top you’ll be able to see a breathtaking view of Chiang Mai.
After our pilgrimage, we visit a local Hmong village, which is home to nearly 1,000 people. This is a great place to pick up a souvenir and make some memories! The local people sell handmade crafts and clothes in the bustling market – you could grab a snack here, too. We’ll also visit a Hmong museum to see their beautiful garden, before heading back to your hotel.