Experience Doi Suthep tours, Doi Suthep Maew Village Tour in Chiang Mai
Experience Doi Suthep tours, half day Doi Suthep Maew Village tour is an interesting tour with numerous highlights to behold. A relaxing drive takes you up the slopes of Doi Suthep Peak to visit a Meo hilltribe to observe their simple and amazing way of life. The Meo hilltribe originated in South China and usually live on mountain peaks or plateaus above 3000 feet. Due to its proximity to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep which is visited by many tourists, this particular village is a little more commercial than the traditional hilltribe villages.
Another interesting highlight on this tour is the visit to the most sacred temple in the north, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (A.D.1384) which contains the holy relic of Lord Buddha, with a challenging flight of over 300 steps and flanked by enormous mythological Nagas. The top of this temple gives a panoramic view of the city which can be seen from there at 3,500 feet above sea level. On a clear day the panoramic views of the city from the temple ground are truly spectacular and breathtaking.
On this tour, you will engage in the temple blessing ceremony tour at the temples of Wat Suan Dok and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and learn about the historic area and it history and then proceed to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep to see an evening chant by local monks. While at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, you will learn about the history of the famous temple, its murals, and the white elephant legend from your knowledgeable tour guide.
You will surely get a taste of Thai culture with your half day Wat Doi Suthep Tour. Exploring the beautiful shrines and Buddha statues within the famous Doi Suthep Temple and the sights of the surrounding valleys and rolling hills from its mountainside viewpoint makes this tour outstanding and memorable. A visit to the nearby Doi Pui Hmong Hill Tribe Village will make you learn more about the culture of the native Thai and you can shop for nice handmade souvenirs made by locals at their outdoor market.