Wat Doi Suthep Temple - Gold Donation Box

Having reached walk to Doi Suthep templewe were a little disappointed. So Wat Doi Suthep does not correspond to the concept of the temple. All this place is more like a conveyor for processing tourist flow and money, respectively. Starting as traders and beggars at the entrance, ending with the monks inside.

The building itself is, of course, brilliant and pretty, withall sorts of figures and carved platbands, but the feelings are not a temple - there is no spiritual component there. Rather, it is one big donation box.

Staircase to the temple of Wat Doi Suthep

Staircase to the temple of Wat Doi Suthep

The girl at the entrance earns a mother next to eating ice cream

The girl at the entrance earns a mother next to eating ice cream

By the way, the entrance for farang is paid and is 30 baht. Such is discrimination on a foreign basis. But you can go for free, if religion allows.

Foreigners entrance to 30 baht

Foreigners entrance to 30 baht

Crowds of people, both Thais and tourists carryingtheir money and putting them in different types of boxes, boxes, pots, stringing on the "branches" of money trees. It is possible and just like that to do it, it is possible for the monk to tie a string on your hand or for his oral blessing. There are more traditional tourist ways - a photo for 100 baht on the background of Wat Doi Suthep. Turnover per day, I guess, like a very good business.

Prayers for money trees

Prayers for money trees

Prayers of the money tree

Prayers of the money tree

Another donation box

Another donation box

Wat Doi Suthep - photo for 100 baht

Wat Doi Suthep - photo for 100 baht

Blessing monk

Blessing monk

Walk around Wat and pray

Walk around Wat and pray

There was a thought to even count how many in the territoryplaces where you can put money. Moreover, we even saw the schedule, they say on Monday we need to put so many baht in a pot, on Tuesday so much. And on all the pillars, stairs, plates, inscriptions, who and how much donated.

Donation Pots

Donation Pots

On the one hand, it is clear that we need money forbuilding other temples, but to maintain their own needs. But if each temple works in the mode of collecting money, while at the same time monopolizing the opportunity to offer prayers to the Buddha, then what does it turn out ... Why was the temple itself made? To recycle people’s money supply into temples, like Wat Doi Suthep?

Another strange thing is that it is more beautiful and amazing. White Temple in Thailandwhich more closely resembles an art gallery for tourists, is better correlated with the concept of the temple, and there donation is minimal.

That is why I do not like to go to working temples, and prefer abandoned, as in Chiang saen.

Why it is worth going up to the Wat Doi Suthep temple is to look at Chiang Mai from above. The view there is beautiful.

Chiang Mai Airport

Chiang Mai Airport

One thing pleases in this whole Buddhist religion -some kind of freedom, and not coercion to anything. Everyone around will smile sweetly, and they won't crawl with their teachings or ask to buy something. And yet, the processing of money in the temples will be better than their distribution in the pockets of all Orthodox priests or militant separatists.

Wat Doi Suthep

Wat Doi Suthep

Super furniture in the Doi Suthep cafe

Super furniture in the Doi Suthep cafe

Tourist with a serious camera

Tourist with a serious camera

Temple novices

Temple novices

Wat Doi Suthep

Wat Doi Suthep

Beat the bells

Beat the bells

Huge Darbuk

Huge Darbuk

A look at how jackfruits grow

A look at how jackfruits grow

Buddhas in leopard robes

Buddhas in leopard robes

Wat Doi Suthep

Wat Doi Suthep

Wat Doi Suthep Temple

Wat Doi Suthep Temple

Children for photo

Children for photo

Tuev a bunch of candles, choose any

Tuev a bunch of candles, choose any

Wat Doi Suthep Temple

Wat Doi Suthep Temple

And around Doi Suthep temple is mud

And around Doi Suthep temple is mud

Hitchhiker back

Hitchhiker back

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If you are going to the temple of Wat Doi Suthep, then you can either go on foot there, as we are through the jungle, or use the Songteo, which are in large numbers near the Zoo Chaing Mai Zoo.

Prices for Doi Suthep and beyond

Prices for Doi Suthep and beyond

Temple Doi Suthep (Wat Phra Yhat Doi Suthep)

Temple Doi Suthep (Wat Phra Yhat Doi Suthep)
Abbreviated simply as Wat Doi Suthep. The main temple of Chiang Mai on the mountain, overlooking the city.
Read about the temple

Abbreviated simply as Wat Doi Suthep. The main temple of Chiang Mai on the mountain, overlooking the city. Read about the temple

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