A half-day tour to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep and other tourist destinations in Chiang Mai is specially organized for ICITEE 2015 participants on 30 October 2015. It is free of charge for all participants.
30 October 2015
|13:15||Pick up at Le Méridien Chiang Mai hotel|
|15:00||Doi Pui Hmong Village|
|16:30||Prathat Doi Suthep|
|18:00||Arrival to your hotel|
Wat Prathat Doi Suthep
This mountaintop temple is a must-see in Chiang Mai. Wat Doi Suthep’s central shrine contains a much-revered, seated Buddha, and is one of the most popular attractions in the city. You can reach the temple by hiking up the mountain, renting a motorbike, or hopping into a songthaew. The drive is a short one, so you can do this whole trip in about two hours. At the base of the staircase leading up to the temple, you’ll find vendors selling souvenirs, antiques, and snacks. Brace yourself for the climb because the staircase is steep, but the effort is well worth it. Statues of two demons guard the entrance to the temple precinct. Generally only two of the six gates leading to the gallery and the chedis are open. The gallery is adorned with statues of Buddha in the Chiang Mai and Sukhothai styles. The temple itself is ornate, with many representations of the Buddha, detailed dragon statues, and elephant carvings. There is also a small museum on the premises.
For more information: http://icitee2015.it.kmitl.ac.th/travel-information/