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. PutWat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) into our Chiang Mai trip maker site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Good peace of mind, if you need some place calm to set your mind to peace and get some rest please visit this temple a bit far away from the crowing centre. Also if you get to assist in the monk... 
    Good peace of mind, if you need some place calm to set your mind to peace and get some rest please visit this temple a bit far away from the crowing centre. Also if you get to assist in the monk...  more »
  • we came late to Chiang Mai on a pleasure-business trip and enjoyed the empty city and the temple - had the chance to shoot great scenes..... 
    we came late to Chiang Mai on a pleasure-business trip and enjoyed the empty city and the temple - had the chance to shoot great scenes.....  more »
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  • Holy place! For spiritual practice. This place also match with people who need hope achievement. Any wish in mind can be met by praying to the Lord. On the top of the temple you also see the panoramic view of the city. Please make sure you ware polite cloth before enter. Good luck.
  • A temple with a nice vibe. It always feels like a carnival. Stunning huge mural with the depiction of the churning of the ocean of milk. This time this Hindu tale includes Marvel characters. Children will love it. A modern Where's Wally 😉.

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