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Images of Chiang Mai (Doi Suthep)

Chiangmai is located about 700 km north of Bangkok, and is considered the second most important city in the country.

A Thai king took over a Mon settlement and 'founded' the city in 1296. The city became part of the larger kingdom of Lanna Thai. This area of Thailand fell under Burmese control later on, but was finally incorporated in the Thai kingdom by King Taksin in 1775.

Its most well known temple is Doi Suthep located on a 1676 high mountain, close to the city. Chiangmai is known to have a more tolerable climate, being located somewhat north and at an altitude.


Wat Doi Suthep Stupa
Wat Doi Suthep Stupa

 

Lions Guarding Doi Suthep
Gilded Lions, Guarding Doi Suthep
  At Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
At Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
Main Stupa at Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
Main Stupa at Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
  Buddha Images at Wat Doi Suthep,
Buddha Images at Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
'Umbrella' and Stupa at Doi Suthep
'Umbrella' and Stupa at Doi Suthep
  Ornamental Spire on Top of Wat Doi Suthep,
Ornamental Spire on Top of Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
Gilded Umbrella, Doi Suthep
Gilded Umbrella, Doi Suthep
   

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Content, including images, by Guido Vanhaleweyk, Bangkok.