Chiang Mai Guide
Copywright 2012 Francis Shettlesworth
If you are reading this guide in my office then you are sitting some 300 metres above sea level. That mountain which you see with the sun setting over the golden temple is ‘Doi Suthep’….. Doi in the Northern Thai dialect is the word for mountain and Suthep – means ‘hermit or angel’. The mountain is some 1700 metres above Chiang Mai. You are roughly some 800 kilometres Northwest of Bangkok…and somewhat 300 kilometres from Myanmar.