King and Queen Pagodas

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If you visit Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand in Chiang Mai, you’ll probably see that there is a pair of striking pagodas built on top of a mountain. These magnificent pagodas were dedicated to the royal grace of King Rama 9 and the Queen of Thailand.

Believe it or not, these pagodas have a name of their own, which are Phra Mahathat Naphamethanidon and Phra Mahathat Naphaphon Phum. They were built by the Thai Air Force together with Thai people, Phra Mahathat Naphamethanidon was built for His Majesty the King on the occasion of His Majesty the King's 60th birthday in 1987. Conversely, Phra Mahathat Naphaphon Phumisiri was built for the Queen on Her Majesty's 5th birthday in 1992.

There are Buddha images in the two enshrined relics. For the King’s Pagoda, the body of the Buddha image is brown, and as for the Queen’s Pagoda, the Buddha image has a more purple tint. In addition, you can see the view of Doi Inthanon from a high angle once you’re there. The surrounding area of the King and Queen Pagodas is decorated with winter garden flowers and various beautiful plants. In winter, the area will be colder than usual, making it one of the best places to visit in Chiang Mai

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The King and Queen Pagodas are easily reachable from Chiang Mai city if you travel with our Local Experts. You don’t have to worry about hiring a car, or how to use public transportation, as our Local Experts will drive you there. Thus, you’ll travel hassle-free with a comfortable ride! You will be driven through many beautiful tourist attractions such as Kew Mae Pan, and the Royal Project of Doi Inthanon along the way. We’re sure that this trip will be a memorable one for you! 

Visit King and Queen Pagodas with a local