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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #5 of 117 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

If you wish to visit one temple and no more, this is the one you must go. I signed up a two persons one day tour that came with a guide. We arrived at 8.30am and there was already a small number of tourists. The road uphill to the temple was well paved. We paid 30baht entry fee and took... More

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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We and our kids enjoyed this way more than we had all the other ones around Chiang Mai. Beautiful views, buildings and overall fun activities

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The history of the temple is interesting and it was great to be told the significance of the white elephant in particular to the Thai people. The temple is beautiful and the facilities good. Disabled access makes it available for all. There is also a funicular for those who pale at the thought of 306 steps up to it! Well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Very close to the city . Cable car makes going up easy. Variety of worship methods. Lockers for shoes. Shops .

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HALIFAX
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Of all the temples in beautiful Chiang Mai, 'Wat Phra That' is not to be missed. Even the drive up Doi Suthep the mountain to reach the temple is amazing. With scenic views along the way and finally over looking all of Chiang Mai. With travel time plan to spend a couple hours. There is a small entrance fee It... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Doi Suthep is an absolute must, not so much for the view after climbing about 300 steps because, most of the time, it is hazy but because the temple is simply beautiful, the golden chedi splendid as well as the Emerald buddha. I suggest after to ride/drive on the same road that leads to Phuping Palace. Only 10 minutes to... More

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Currumbin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful place that over looks the city. Wonderful atmosphere with lots of Buddhas and shrines throughout the temple and lots of fun shops at the top of the mountain to explore afterwards.

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I still had an enjoyable time at this beautiful temple even though it rained both times that I visited. Once I rode my motorbike up Doi Suthep with my friend and the second time I went with a group of classmates from my English certification class in the back of a pickup truck. The crowd wasn't too bad as a... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

this make for a full day out. hire a Songteaw ( red car)They are all around the city. Outside most big hotels are taxis. agree a price. for the day. Doi suthep temple is on the mountain with the same name. get the driver to take you firstly too WAT PHA LAT temple. This is on the same road .... More

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Chiangmai Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a copy of the original which is in the City of Lamphun, Thailand's oldest inhabited City. Lamphun is a 45 minute mini bus ride from Chiangmai. Buses leave every thirty minutes from the Changpuak Bus Station in Chiangmai. The cost of the air conditioned bus is 22 Thai Baht (less than $1)! At... More

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