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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Type: Religious Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Located high in the hills above Chiang Mai, this magnificent temple...
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Type: Religious Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located high in the hills above Chiang Mai, this magnificent temple was commissioned by King Kuena, ruler of the region from 1367-1388.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Hire a motorbike and ride to the top to see this beautiful temple. Great views out to the city and you'll be above Chang Mai's smog!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good to see all the temples, monks and Buddhas... Ladies wear pants / sleeved top or you won't be allowed into temple. Lots of cheap items to buy in the markets that are there. Great view from the top!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing Wat situated on top of the hill behind Chiang Mai. We hailed a red taxi and negotiated 500bhat for a private trip there and back and he waited an hour for us to look around. Entrance to the site is 30bhat for foreigners or 50bhat if you take the funicular up and down. Otherwise around 300 steps up including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We came on a trip here, which didn't give us nearly long enough. I like to walk around relax take in the views, and the beauty of the temple and with only 45 mins here it wasn't long. Definitely worth a visit but if you come on a trip check how long you will get here. I will come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the walk all the way up the steps. The view of Chang Mai once you reach the top is pretty awesome. Lots of bells to ring :). I was blessed by a Buddhist Monk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

go before ten am- take buddst culture tour to get personal guide and learn how to give alms to monks- worth every penny

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Spectacular temple. There is a funicular to the right that takes you to the top. The stairs are interesting (back of the Naga) and not that bad if you are in decent shape. There were lines to take the funicular, we should have walked. Nice views of the city of Chiang Mai below. The temple is way up on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

my husband and i thought this temple was absolutely beautiful. we really enjoyed spending our time there. it was very popular but being that beautiful i can understand why. we hired a red tuk tuk - it seemed like most red tuk tuk wanted to avoid going here due to the traffic however our journey we felt was rather quick.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A really big temple with a nice view over Chiang Mai. One of the Temples that is a must if you are in Chiang Mai. Easy to go there with a Songtow (kind of taxi). Take one Songtow to the University and then another up to the Temple. Best and cheapest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

To visit Doi Suthep was super easy. You can catch a song thaew just in front of Chiang Mai University. You'll easily spot lots of songthaew line up waiting for passenger along the road. The trip cost 40baht/person, took 15 minute to the temple. The driver will ask you to pay the return trip but Don't bother paying return trip... More 

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