Not only is the Doi Suthep a place of worship for many Thais, but it also is a popular stopping point for many travelers.
Although it was founded in 1383, the temple didn't have a road leading to it until 1935. Throughout the years, the temple has gone through several expansions, with numerous holy shrines added to make the space look more extravagant.
The temple is about a 30 minute drive from Chiang Mai's city center, but it's worth the trek. The temple's 300 stairs take travelers up to see a view of the surrounding area they may not otherwise get to enjoy.
Travelers should be aware that once they reach the ground of the temple, they must take off their shoes and be appropriately dressed for their visit. Visitors who want to capture the moment should also know a camera is allowed everywhere except the main prayer hall.