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The Buddhist temple of Wat Phrathat doi Suthep is one of the most important temples is Chiang Mai and indeed is revered among all Thais. It was built at the end of  the 14th century, around 1383 when the first chedi was built.  To reach the temple from the road, built only in 1935, one can climb the 309 steps of the naga stairway, the longest in Tailand, or take a cable car.  It is located 13 kms from the city, atop 5,500′ Mt. Doi Suthep.

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