A trip to the mountains! A relaxing drive takes you up the slopes of Doi Suthep Peak to visit a Meo hilltribe to observe their simple way of life. The Meo hilltribe originated in South China and usually live on mountain peaks or plateaus above 3000 feet. Due to its proximity to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep which is visited by many tourists, this particular village is a little more commercial than the traditional hilltribe villages.
This is followed by a visit to the most sacred temple in the north, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (A.D.1384), containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha, with a challenging flight of over 300 steps, flanked by enormous mythological Nagas. A panoramic view of the city can be seen from here at 3,500 feet above sea level. On a clear day the panoramic views of the city from the temple ground are truly spectacular!