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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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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New York City, New York
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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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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Its one of the most beautiful temple I have seen till date and here I learnt the stories of Buddha and his disciples who have preached balance. Will surely pay another visit to this temple.

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Swansea United kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

great view we traveled by shared taxi and asked to stop at a small waterfall on the way back- not the big touristy one

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

without doi suthep is your trip is not worth to visit chiang mai . if you have limited time in chiang mai . first chosses to go doi suthpen first , you will see nice temple and view . i,m highly recommend to this please .

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A must-see Wat on the outskirts of the city. Plenty to see and enjoy at the main site and it has a grand view of the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We rented a bike and drove here and it was a fantastic ride winding up the mountain. We saw a lot of people on cycles if you're feeling for and want a challenge good luck (you will see what I mean). The Wat it very near the top of the mountain. It's a beautiful Wat and has fantastic views down... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

i really like this place,its very peaceful and very beautiful and it has some great views over chiang mai,you can even watch the planes landing and taking off at chiang mai airport

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Skip the crowds ~ get up really early and go see the sunrise! Beautiful sights, and get to see the monks getting ready and heading out for the day. Highly recommended!

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Thann, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A wonderful temple, with a nice view of the town. The stairs to go up to it, with the snake make this ace unique. Do not miss it!

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