The most famous and important temple in Chiang Mai is Doi Suthep (วัดพระธาตุดอยสุเทพ). The temple was built in 1383 to enshrine Buddha’s relics. You can take a cable car to the higher platform but a lot of devout Buddhists choose to climb the 290 steps up to the hilltop. After praying the Phra That for good luck, do not forget to go to the terrace to soak up panoramic views of Chiang Mai town and surrounding countryside.
Map showing location of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai:
GPS Coordinates: 18.805015, 98.921518