Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), Chiang Mai
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See the 17 m (56 ft) tall Buddha guarded by warrior statues and marvel at the 7th century gilded chedis (reliquaries), guarded by giant golden Naga serpants, at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). This little-visited mountain temple sits just south of the better-known Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. From a beautifully carved look-out point, enjoy panoramic views of Chiang Mai as hanging bells all around you tinkle in the breeze. Local legends tell of a family of cannibalistic rakshasa (demons) who lived in the area, until Lord Buddha visited the area and converted them to Buddhism by showing them kindness. The temple holds a relic of Lord Buddha's hair, which he supposedly gave to the rakshasa. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Chiang Mai holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We have been visited to this place because one of our friends tell that this Wat Phra That is very much respected by people . Try visit . There is a big buddha and propaganda 
  • The temple is a very special retreat place. Famous and popular bouddhist place for local people and it is worth to visit if you can. Was lucky to be during a special ceremony event and it was a very s...  more »
  • Way up steep climb up to the peak of the mountain of faith. Fashionable father of DOI Cool atmosphere, stunning views, ideal to get up for worship.
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