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-> Greater Chiang Mai
-> Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Ratchaworawihan
At some point, the northern king got it into his head that he wanted to build a temple. So he let a white elephant loose and it wandered around until it came to this mountain, where it did something auspicious, like trumpet three times or something. So they built the temple there.
The staircase to the top has 306 steps. There's a tram for thai people that costs an extra 300 baht for foreigners.
Durian fruit growing in the temple
I wish I knew the story behind this monk who has fallen in a crack.