Temples In Chiang Mai Thailand Part 1 of 2

The video above shows some random pictures taken of some temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The first picture in the slideshow is of the famous stairs leading up to the temple at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. There are approximately 300 steps to climb to reach the top, but there is also an option to take a tram for visitors who do not want to make the climb. The next couple pictures are of a couple Hmong children who were sitting on the stairs. The Hmong people are an Asian ethnic group located in the mountain areas surrounding Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and China.

After reaching the top of the stairs, the next picture shows the stupa of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. There is also a closeup picture of the stupa as well. Following the stupa pictures, there is a picture of the view that can be seen from the top of the mountain overlooking Chiang Mai. The next couple of pictures show some of the surrounding buildings and statues on the temple grounds. For those looking for more information I added some links below.

Here is some more info on Chiang Mai from Wikipedia:
“Chiang Mai (Thai: ????????? [t??i?? màj] ( listen), Northern Thai: ????????? [t?i?? màj]) sometimes written as “Chiengmai” or “Chiangmai”, is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. It is the capital of Chiang Mai Province, a former capital of the Kingdom of Lanna (1296–1768) and was the tributary Kingdom of Chiang Mai from 1774 until 1939. It is located 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok, among the highest mountains in the country. The city is along the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River. Chiang Mai means “new city” and was so-named because it was the new capital, founded in 1296, succeeding Chiang Rai (founded 1262) in the capital of the Lanna kingdom.”

Here is some more info on Wat Phra That Doi Suthep from Wikipedia:
“Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (Thai: ??????????????????) is a Theravada Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often referred to as “Doi Suthep” although this is actually the name of the mountain it is located on. The temple is located 15 km from the city of Chiang Mai and is a sacred site to many Thai people. From the temple, impressive views of Chiang Mai can be seen and it remains a popular destination for tourists.”

Here is some more info on the Hmong people from Wikipedia:
“The Hmong (RPA: Hmoob/Moob, IPA: [m????]) are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Hmong are also one of the sub-groups of the Miao ethnicity (??) in southern China. Hmong groups began a gradual southward migration in the 18th century due to political unrest and to find more arable land. Hmong people, who are known to be fiercely independent, are rich in their culture, art, religion, family life and martial history and are distinguished by costume/dress (fabric patterns represent fruit, vegetables, farming, chickens, eggs, etc.)”

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