The temple offers magnificent views of the valley beneath and is a must-do excursion during your time in northern Thailand. Near the summit of the mountain you will find a long staircase, 306 stairs to be exact, with banisters sculpted in the form of nagas, mythical dragons. You can climb the staircase or take a cable car to the top (The cable car is stroller accessible). Here you will find a shimmering golden chedi, or sculpted Buddhist tower-monument said to contain relics of Lord Buddha. Magnificent Buddha statues and other sculptures surround the chedi, shining in the sunlight. There is a shop at the top of the mountain selling ice creams and there is also a small café. It gets quite busy but you should be able to manage with a stroller although there are steps into the individual buildings so a baby carrier would make a trip here a lot easier. When entering the individual temples you must cover your legs if you are wearing shorts (long pants are provided free of charge) and take off your shoes.
Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
Doi Suthep is the famed temple Wat Phra That Doi Suthep which is on top of a mountain about a 25 minute drive from the centre.