Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand and has over 300 Buddhist temples. Hiking up to Wat Doi Suthep is a fun way to experience Thai culture and get a birds-eye view of Chiang Mai. Wat Doi Suthep is the most famous temple in Chiang Mai, it is a beautiful golden temple at the top of the mountain that overlooks the entire city. The two-hour hike takes you through a jungle to a forest temple, Wat Phra Lat Temple before a strenuous hike uphill to Wat Phra Doi Suthep.
Here is a great blog post with some tips on making the most of this excursion (and lots of other things in Thailand) Happy Hiking!
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