Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

One of the big temples in Chiang Mai is the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Its a long winding road up the mountain to get to it. Once we arrived by mini bus there are 306 steps to climb to get to the temple. Or you can cheat like us. There is an elevator/cable car which you can take up; we did this and later walked down the stairs.

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Our guide Na-Na showing Julia the city sights.

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Thai people believe you can ring these bells for good luck

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There is a different Buddha stance which represents the day of the week you born on. I was born on. Friday.

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There are Bougainvillea plants everywhere in Chiang Mai

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The temple shining in the afternoon sun

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The 306 stairs back down

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Once at the bottom of the stairs there are small markets where you can buy things. I bought a small ‘singing bowl’. When you rub a wooden stick around the bowl it vibrates and sounds a tone. Julia hates it 🙂