Overlooking the city of Chiang Mai, high on a mountain sits Wat Doi Suthep, a beautiful temple sacred to many Thai people. It is my favorite Thai temple and I enjoy being able to watch the monks chant at sunrise and sunset while the sun reflects off the brilliant gold Chedi and Buddha statues. Legend has it that a monk found a magical bone that glowed, could vanish, and could replicate itself. He took it to King Nu Naone who tied it to a white elephant. The king said that wherever the elephant went that a temple would be built. The elephant climbed up the hill, trumpeted three times and died. It is there that Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep was built.
We captured some images and sounds that reflect the peaceful nature of the temple.
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