The ascent usually begins from Kruba Srivichai, the temple just after Chiang Mai Zoo, at 8pm. Count 3 to 4 hours to get to the top according to your rhythm.
The next morning, the day of Visakha Bucha, a great alms offering ceremony to monks take place at the temple. Many people will spend the night at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep after the evening ascent to attend to the offerings ceremony.
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