Doi Suthep – also referred to as Wat Phrathat – is an ancient temple located atop a hill of the same name in Chiang Mai. It’s approximately 15km from the city centre and has been a respected place of worship for Thai Buddhists since 1383, when the first chedi was built. With the passing of time, the sacred site has been transformed into a religious sanctuary that shines gold under the afternoon sun. Apart from the monks and locals who travel there in the name of faith, the temple also attracts swarms of tourists who are there for a cultural education and to enjoy the stunning view of Chiang Mai from 1,676m above ground. 

By Arman Shah (Source)