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Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Located high in the hills above Chiang Mai, this magnificent temple was...
Located high in the hills above Chiang Mai, this magnificent temple was commissioned by King Kuena, ruler of the region from 1367-1388.
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go for the sunrise

We heard that this temple can be really crowded in the day. So we arranged a guide to bring us there in the morning. We reached by 630am and had quiet moment to look around, pay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We heard that this temple can be really crowded in the day. So we arranged a guide to bring us there in the morning. We reached by 630am and had quiet moment to look around, pay respect to the buddha, make offer to the monk. We also caught the sunrise which was beautiful as the temple is situation on top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

great day spent! beautiful temple and the healing vibes were felt. even with the crowds it was not over powering. the view is amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Any taxi will take you from town and wait while you visit. We were a bit lazy and took the cable car up, but walked back down the Serpent stairway. Its a beautiful temple with an amazing view over Chiang Mai. Its incredibly bright up there with lots of gold everywhere - my advice is to wear your sunnies. And... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

its a beautiful temple of Budha with great powers and lots of believing people go here for pray and enjoy the great view from the top of mountain the temple is actually on the top of mountain you actually see the entire Chiang Mai city from the top its a beautifully Surrounded by nature and greenery every where I enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

the admission is only 30baht and theres a 20baht fee to take the cable car (300steps is doable back and forth)...the Wat inside is very pretty! the golden stupa..different kinds of buddhas. amazing!! i didnt take a tour so that I could take my time inside the wat...it only cost me 40baht from chiang mai zoo to doi suthep!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you visit Chiang Mai then you will probably visit this temple. Its very busy and popular with locals/tourists. I was very impressed with the views and temple has lots of areas to walk around. The history is great. However Chiang Mai has a lot quieter temples that are even better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Perched high on the mountain top overlooking Chiang Mai it is well worth the stop you can traverse by either the steep climb or the easy ride up the lift. It was quite busy the day we visited but we enjoyed the Temple and the amazing view. I just wish tourist would be more respectful of the Temples they visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was the most impressive wat that we went to in Chiang-Mai. The entrance and the staircase to the top was fun to climb. There is an option of taking the cable car up as well. It was a small temple therefore quite crowded, but there was very little information available which was quite disappointing. Locker facilities and sarongs were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Well, if you like Thai Temples this place is a must!!! It really does live up to the hype. Not somewhere you can walk to (unless you are a rufty tufty hiker type) as it is at the top of a mountain. But when you get ther the view is spectacular. The Temple itself is so stunning I don't have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

lot of people most are china tour and Burmese we have strangers in every our photo. The place is very beautiful.

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