Chiang Mai, the capital of Thailand during the Lanna reign, is also an important birthplace of Theravada Buddhism. The city is scattered with more than 100 temples, and is referred to as the Northern Buddhism capital. The three famous temples in the ancient city of Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chiang Man, each have their own special characteristics. On Doi Suthep Mountain from the Ssangyong Temple, you can look out over a panoramic view of the city. The forest temple Wat Umong outside the ancient city, and Wat Suan Dok with its excellent sunset scenery, are also worth a visit.