An article by Nathan Fong from International Taste & Travel Magazine
It’s not every day that I get to make a sacred pilgrimage, climbing some 200 steep narrow steps in the heat and humidity to reach a spectacular 16th century mountaintop temple. But this is no ordinary shrine, it’s the golden temple of Wat Prathat Doi Sutherp, one of the signature monuments of Chiang Mai, the largest and most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand.
At the summit, walking through the lower terrace into the inner sanctuary, I’m overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of the golden chedi, built in 1525, rising 16 metres towards heaven, and by the vast view of Chiang Mai and the valleys below.
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