Stairs was a shocker ...... but the reward at the top well worth it, little market at the foot it a great place to pick up a few small gifts.
After that long climb from Doi Suthep, we finally reached The Temple of the Golden Mountain. Beautifully constructed, and considered a pilgrimage place for Thai Buddhists. Get there in the morning for the best shots, after 2-3pm the sun is quite harsh for the cameras and you wont get anything..it happened to us.
Well worth the journey - we recommend you book a cab - we paid about 600 baht for four of us and the driver took us and waited for ur - we were out with him for about 4 hours. The temple is stunning and we will always remember it - and would go back again.
It's rather a long and winding road that leads you to the stunning temple. We visited just before sunset. The temple is much quieter. We arrived just in time to hear the Monks evening chanting. I am so pleased we made the effort to visit at this time of day.
The temple was beautiful but unfortunately such a beautiful temple will have huge numbers of tourists. Thus it can get a little crowded. Due to the large number of crowds people aren't suppose to stop on the bridge between hell and heaven. However, I wasn't told that I should have my legs covered and so I had to wear an... 更多
an absolutely wonderful setting, gorgeous grounds, very serene and peaceful, a must see, this is a place you need to allow a lot of time as there is a lot to see and to photograph .lots of details, plants and statues
What I liked about this Temple is that very talented people have given up their time to work and show their skills with the use of silver and other alloys.
Even if you are templed out like I was, rent a scooter, enjoy the ride and see this place. It's just a lovely place to be. Keep going up the road and visit the royal palace. Keep going up past there, turn right and enjoy those roads on the scooter, great fun!
This Temple is spectacular and is a "must see" for anyone visiting Chiang Mai. The gold glistens brilliantly in the sunlight and is a magnificent contrast to a blue sky! The Temple of the Golden Mountain is sure the most stunning in Thailand and it is well worth the effort to visit it. Despite the grandeur of this beautiful site,... 更多