If you have a plan to visit Doi Suthep or Doi Pui or else have a plan to worship in Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, you should not miss stopping by at the monument of Khru Ba Si Wichai, the Lanna monk who has been considered as a venerable person and has been respected by Chiang Mai people for a long time.
The story of Khru Ba Si Wichai (Khru Ba Siwichai Monument) actually blends into the history of Chiang Mai in many ways. This is because he took an important role in renovating temples and ancient remains all over the north of Thailand. Also, he is the one who inspired and stimulated the folk to become a volunteer in order to build a manmade road from the foothill up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. It can be said that Khru Ba Si Wichai is the pioneer who first started to construct a road up to Doi Suthep or else we would never get a chance to be impressed by the stunning nature and the gorgeous Lanna civilization as today. This is why many of visitors always drop by and pays homage to Khru Ba Si Wichai Monument before they are going up to Doi Suthep as they believed it will bring luck and fortune.
Khru Ba Si Wichai Monument lies in the foot of Doi Suthep, located right before Huay Kaew Falls. You can not only pay homage to the monument but also can be fascinated by the history of Doi Suthep. Anyone wants to give food offerings to a Buddhist monk can meet with more than 100 monks in the morning here as well as can feel the local way of life only at Khru Ba Si Wichai Monument. Please do dress politely and if you have not yet prepared any food offerings, you can come and buy it from the local retailed sellers here.
For more information, please contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiang Mai. Tel: 053-248624 / 053-248607 / 053-302500 E-mail: email@example.com or contact Chiang Mai Municipality Tourist Information Office. Tel: 053-252557 / 053-233178