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WAT PRATHARD DOISUTHEP-PHUPING PALACE & MEO HILLTRIBE VILLAGE

Description : Visit wat prathad doi suthep built by king kuena of the mengrai dynasty in a.d.1386(the most our standing landmanrk of chiangmai 3,500 feet above sea level) and the meo hill tribe village on doi pui .A stop is also made to stroll the trounds of their Majesties ? winter palace (weekends and Public holidays only) Doi Suthep is a mountain located in?Chiangmai Province,Thailand?. It is 1,676 m tall and is one of the twin peaks of a granite mountain located west of Chiang Mai. The other peak is known as?Doi Pui?and is slightly taller (1,685 m). Doi Suthep is located 15?km away from?Chiang Mai?city centre. Most of the bedrock of the mountain isgranite.

 


The vegetation below c. 1,000 m is mostly?deciduous forest and evergreen above this height. The Doi Suthep - Doi Pui hill is part of the ? Thanon Thong Chai Range, the southernmost subrange of the?Shan Hightland system.Other high peaks of the same range are Doi Luang Chiang Dao (2,175 m), Doi Pui (1,685 m), and Doi Inthanon,the highest point in Thailand, reaching 2,565 m. The? Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep temple is on top of the hill. This Buddhist place of worship dates back to the year 1383 when the first chedi was built. It is an important pilgrimage spot for the devout and a legend featuring a?white elepphant is connecteed to this revered site. There are spectacular views of Chiang Mai city and its surroundings from the top of this mountain.This mountain is part of the?Doi Suthep -Pui National Park.

The park was established in 1981 and has an area of 261?km2?that includes the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep temple as well as Bhubing palace, placed among flower gardens. Doi Pui, the other peak of the massif, is located close by along a surfaced road as well as through forest paths.?Hmong hill tribe peoplelive in the surrounding area.


The village has made umbrellas for generations and the art has been handed down through a small number of families that live here and is said to have originated from a Thai Buddhist monk who learned the practice on a pilgrimage to Burma.The true beauty of the umbrellas is in the exquisite pictures and designs that decorate them. Delicately hand painted, some are works of art and they make wonderful keepsakes and gifts.




Duration Half Day Tour

Morning

Afternoon

Private Tour:( minimum 2 person)

08.30-12.00

13.30-170.00

Price 2.500.00 baht ( Per/Person)

Child under10 yrs 50%









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