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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 111 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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I cycled all the way from Anodard Hotel, Chiang Mai to Doi Suthep. The scenery is beautiful. There is nothing for me to disliked.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable. Some amazing sights to admire of Buddhism and the shrines found within Thailand. A lovely trip up to Doi Suthep though when you get to the too you will find all the other tourists! A must see in Chiang Mai if you are visiting. I would recommend coming early in the morning or late in the afternoon to miss... More

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Ballina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in Buddhist culture/religion , this is the most important temple in Chiang Mai , built in1383 . There are also good views of Chiang Mai and the Ping river valley.

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Lamai Beach, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We visited the tempe as subject of our dayprogram, i wouldn't mind skipping it. It's crowded with tourists and shopping stands. The temple itself is allright, but we've seen so much temples in thailand, this wasn't very special.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

When you hear the phrase 'mountain temple', it conjures up certain images in your mind's eye of a peaceful sacred place that is added to by beautiful natural surroundings. However, we didn't find this to be the case upon our visit to Doi Suthep. When you arrive, the first sight you are greeted by us an over-abundance of market stalls... More

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Like others, we took a red truck taxi up the mountain from our hotel in the old city. We paid 500baht return...about 17$ CAD. Lovely WAt and incredible views of the city below. Well worth it!

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I got carsick getting up the winding road to this temple, which took 30 minutes and 150bht roundtrip. Beware of songtheaws you ask for a ride here. The woman said she'd give us a ride here for 50 bht, only to drop us off at this area where they had a bunch of other tourists waiting for a ride to... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I've visited here for 3 times. First when I was 4 years old, second when I was 14 years old and this is the 3rd time. I took a Red Song-Teaw Van from Imperial Mae Ping Hotel to the van station and the base of the hill which cost around THB 50 and then up the hill cost another THB... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This temple is very beautiful & a lot of time & care clearly goes into keeping it looking so nice, however, it is so packed with tourists that it takes something away from the magic that temples possess. My partner & I were lucky enough to be taken by a friend to a different temple beforehand which was much more... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went there in the afternoon, rented one of those red pickup cars. It was 100 baht return. The temple has a great view of the city, and it is a big one. Don't forget to use appropriate clothes, no shoulder and legs showing. They have a small market at the bottom of the temple, full of souvenirs. You have... More

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