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The picture shows Wat Prathat Doi Suthep. Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, perched high on the flank of the Suthep Mountain, 1,022 m (3,000ft) above sea level, is Chiang Mai most famous temple. The pagoda in its centre contains some of the relics of the Lord Buddha. The temple is visited throughout the year by thousand of tourists but also by Buddhist pilgrims from all around the world. According to legend, the temple's site was selected by an auspicious elephant. The story goes that a monk named Sumana placed half of a Buddha relic on an elephant's back and set it loose. It was decided that when the elephant stopped walking, a temple would be built on that exact spot to house the gem ... Instead of stopping at an easy site, the elephant began climbing the hill - and finally paused on the brow. This was where Wat Prathat Doi Suthep was built by King Kuna in 1388...

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