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Another capture from Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.............

The quintessential image of Chiang Mai with its large gold-plated chedi, visible from the city on a clear day, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is 18 km from town, sitting at a 1,073 m elevation on the slopes of Doi (Mount) Suthep. Built in 1383 during the Lanna Thai period, legend has it that the temples site was selected by an elephant sent to roam the mountain side, where upon reaching a suitable spot, it trumpeted, circled three times, knelt down and promptly died, which was interpreted as a sign indicating an auspicious site. The temple offers grand views over the city, but no reward is without effort as you must accent the 300-plus steps of the Naga-lined stairs. The climb may be a strain in the high altitude's thin air for the less fit, so you may opt to take the cable car for 20 baht......(Wikitravel)

These are wish bells hung by people from all over the world in the temple complex........ I was wondering what wish and story each bell had to tell......... Curiosity is a boon and a curse at times..... :)

Hope you all like this shot............ Advice/comments/critique/feedback requested

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