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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #6 of 115 Attractions in Chiang Mai
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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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Definitly must make time to visit this place. Quite touristy but good anyway. Lots of steps but there an elevator of sorts, but it does cost to use it

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Xemxija, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit all the way up this hill/mountain. There is a great view from the top. some interesting snacks being sold at the stalls before the steps up to the temple. Please remember the dress code, there is a place to rent cover up items. In case you forget.

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is a must see when in Chiang Mai, views alone are worth the very steep and twisty road up the mountain. You can get there by taking a local Red Songthaew, it is the cheapest way to get up the mountain. We caught a Songthaew up to Doi Suthep from outside the university, but there are other departure points,... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This temple is just a must! To pray respect and wish you a smooth holiday and life? Educate your self a bit before going so that you can enjoy your visit even more. There are so many details to see. As well a recomendation go further up later it is a nice forestry area. In january and February you can... More

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Yes its a Temple, very nice make sure you go up the cable lift because it is a long walk up the steps, It is worth seeing and the view of chiang mai is good too, its location isnt far compared to some of the other attractions so no excuses.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Went to Doi Suthep on our second day. It is a beautiful place of worship set high up in the mountains of Chiang Mai. You need to take a lift/ cable car up to the actual temple. There is a fee for the lift trip up and back as well. Keep your ticket as they want to see it when... More

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Didn't expect this to be such a beautiful temple. The compound of this temple is huge. Expect to take some time to enjoy the architecture and history of the temple. If you are tired, there are a rest area and a food stall. Of course, if you want to pray and get blessing from the monk, do enter each individual... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This temple is certainly beautiful, but it was so crowded with tourists and tour guides that it didn't feel worth the 45 minute drive up the mountain. It also was smaller than I expected. We took the cable car up thinking it would be scenic, but it wasn't- you are basically inside a shed the whole time. I would walk... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It's a 45 min drive from the city but worth it especially if you go at dusk. The monks chanting is beautiful and the stupa is lit up. There are very few tourists at night so you get the feel of the temple being used as it was meant to be- not for tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Amamzing view of Chiang Mai from there, the temple is very beautiful. Lots of monks, people who came to pray, but also lots of tourists!

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