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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  • The temple is up the hill approx 1.5 km so you can enjoy Chiangmai skyline view from there. They have the famous buddha "Thep Than Jai" paying respect by jasmine garland. This is nice place to visit.  more »
  • This was a nice religious experience. Remember no short pants or tank tops you have to be moderately covered to enter the temple. Its about 20km drive from Chiang Mai old city. We were advised to go i...  more »
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