Doi Suthep is a part of life in Chiang Mai as it gleams and overlooks the city from the northwest, providing commanding views. The temple is one of the most deeply loved symbols in the Kingdom.
In 1981 Doi Suthep, Doi Pui and Doi Buakha, became Thailand's 24th national park. The highest peak in the park is Doi Pui which stands at 1685 meters. Flowing from here are some of the most enjoyable waterfalls in Thailand; Mae Sa Falls, Huay Kaew Falls, and Monthathan Falls. The forest is also home to a variety of wildlife, including many small mammals and birds as well as the rare Crocodile Salamander, which is only found in four places in Thailand.
But the main reason many visitors come to Doi Suthep National Park is to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, an incredible golden temple that is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Thailand.