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Wat Doi Suthep , Chiang Mai

Is a Theravada Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often referred to as "Doi Suthep" although this is actually the name of the mountain it is located on. The temple is located 15 kilometres from the city of Chiang Mai and is a sacred site to many Thai people.

From the temple, impressive views of Chiang Mai can be seen and it remains a popular destination for tourists.

The founder of the temple remains a legend and there are a few varied versions. The temple is said to have been founded in 1383 when the first chedi was built.

Over time, the temple has expanded, and been made to look more extravagant with many more holy shrines added. A road to the temple was first built in 1935.

This temple can be reached by road from Chiang Mai. From the car park, at the temple visitors can climb 309 steps for free to reach the pagodas or there is a tram . Entry to the temple on the tram costs 30 Thai baht for foreigners or 50 baht if you would like a two-way.

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Sibsongpanna Khantoke , Chiang Mai

Impressed a charming night. Delight the precious Lanna traditions. At Sibsongpanna Khantoke

Experience the quintessential Lanna khantoke evening at Sibsongpanna where the spirit of Lanna and its ancient traditions are brought to you along with an assortment the most delectable Lanna cuisine. Dine on low traditional tables, seated in front of the stage and the musicians, be served by staff wearing Lanna dresses, and watch as professional performers enact various ceremonial and entertaining dances from Lanna’s past.

Sibsongpanna is set in the foothills of Doi Suthep Mountain, just a stone’s throw away from the famous Umong temple. Nestled among verdant foliage, the restaurant itself has been located in the area for almost fifteen years, The building is designed on Lanna architectural concepts and is made up of 10 different old houses from in and around Chiang Mai.

1st day of dinner we had the chance to dine here.....