The courtyard of the Doi Suthep wat

Legend says that a monk found one of Buddha's bones, and at the invitation of a local king, but this magical relic on a white elephant, who was released into the jungle. Where the elephant stopped, they built a wat, a Buddhist temple, to house the relic.

The location has been built up over time to include a large, outer courtyard which houses a variety of different shrines, including some from Hinduism. Pilgrims and tourists alike wandered around the courtyard, looking at the various religious artifacts. There are several sets of bells, which supposedly bring good luck when rung.

090501 Doi Suthep

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