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Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

A must-see wat in Chiang Mai is Doi Suthep. In its central shire, this mountaintop temple contains a venerated seated Buddha and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Even though the climb to the temple includes a steep staircase, the effort is well worth it. The entrance of the temple is guarded by the statues of two demons guards. The temple itself draws a lot of attention, ornated with many representations of the Buddha, dragon statues, and elephant carvings. The temple can also be reached by renting a motorbike or taking a songthaew (red trucks that essentially operate as communal cabs). This historical wat gives the opportunity to the visitors, devout Buddhist followers, and monks to appreciate the intricate religious carvings, to observe worship rituals, and to look out over the ever-growing Chiang Mai city.

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