On the way to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, Kruba Srivichai Monument is a popular halting-place where you can pay your respects and perhaps say a prayer.

Situated 7 kms from town, the monument was built to commemorate Kruba Srivichai, the "Engineer Monk" who saw the hardship of the climb and initiated a plan to construct the first motor road Suthep Mountain to the temple and monastery.

The man and therefore the monument are highly popular among the local Thais who regularly come here to make wishes. If the wishes come true, the wisher will return and present flowers or wooden elephants in thanks for the bounty provided.