Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Lampang

Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat is a heaven for both devout Buddhists and nature lovers. Atop the sky-high cliffs are small white stupas – all man-made. The 300-step staircase to the temple cuts right through the middle of a green forest where the air is fresh and clean.

These pagodas dotting the mountain peaks were each carried up piece by piece by a revered local monk and a team of nearly 50 workers just over a decade ago.

The amount of love and sweat that went into making this work of art and devotion a reality is astounding, especially when seen in person.