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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #4 of 114 Attractions in Chiang Mai
Type: Religious Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Lookouts
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Wat Phra Doi Suthep is beautiful- located on the hills - it is a 30 min drive from the city centre. The cable car can be used by aged travellers who... more »
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Leitrim, Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is the most beautiful Wat in Chiang Mai and well worth a visit. It is a fantastic drive up the mountain to reach it with stunning views of the city. though very crowded while we were there the place was very relaxing and peaceful, a very spiritual experience and highly recommended.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This was our first temple visit in Thailand so everything was very impressive, a wonderful view and experience. You can get there by song-teu (red car) going from the University for around 40 baht. A tourist market outside the temple and beatiful surroundings.

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Merseyside, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great views of city below, you need to take taxi there and they often insist you must return downhill with them to gates of the university ( same starting point). Shared is cheaper slightly. Options of walking up many stairs or taking cable car. On leaving the temple, we noticed signs requiring foreigners to go to a ticket office and... More

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Ubud
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We had a great time at Wat Phrae That. We luckly went on a more quiet day. There were still dozens of people but it was worth going and space to be found for peace. What is worth doing however is going up on a scooter. Lots of places to stop, viewing points water falls and small wats. The climb... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A lovely temple on the mountain top. And a great view down over Chiang Mai City. It's very nice in the sunset. And well worth spending a few hours.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I can see that this is a popular place. But I was assaulted by the negative aspects which made it difficult for me to enjoy what must have been a beautiful place high on the mountain. Now accessible by car on a winding road, this Wat is high up on the hill with a commanding view of Chiang Mai. Be... More

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Milano
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautyfull Buddist temple and the most important in Chang Mai. Remarcable the tipical three roof architecture

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful place, it's a long hike up the stairs but worth it. Would recommend a trip here, it's a must see when in chiang mai

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I got to the Wat by songthaew. There were six of us so we hired one to take us. It shoudn't cost more than $4 per person (if you have enough people). The ride up there is quite an experience, though I can't say it is great. The air quality is horrible, maybe from the automobiles traveling on the road.... More

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Hemiksem, Belgium
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The location at the top of the hill can be challenging if you have difficulty dealing with curvy roads in the back of a taxi. But once there, the promising climb up the 300 steps is a sight for sore eyes. The entry fee is a matter of goodwill, no one checked our tickets - it's ridiculously cheap anyway to... More

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