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Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Phone Number: 5329-5003
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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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The cost of admission is relatively inexpensive, but thought it was funny that foreigners pay extra. To get there, if you make it to the Chiang Mai Zoo...there are plenty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The cost of admission is relatively inexpensive, but thought it was funny that foreigners pay extra. To get there, if you make it to the Chiang Mai Zoo...there are plenty of taxis right outside that will take you...just be prepared to wait till the taxi gets at least 9-10 passengers. Hope you don't get car sick because its a long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

It has great views of Chiang Mai from the top. You can either walk up the stairs or take the cable car (i suggest taking the cable car up and walking down). There are sarongs you can rent at the top for 10B if you're not "temple-appropriate". Try to go as early as possible, because it gets really crowded as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A short trip out of Chiang Mai lies one of Thailand's most incredible Buddhist Temples. Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep sits atop a hill overlooking Chiang Mai, the views from which are more than spectacular and worthy of a short excursion beyond the cosy confines of the city. Even the drive to get there is worthy of a mention as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

a stunning temple in the mountains. Beautifully cool too. Well worth the visit. Combine it with a trip to Royal Palace and one of the Hmong Villages and you've got a great little excursion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This Wat is not to be missed, one of the best things to do in Chiang Mai. It's only about 40 mins away from the centre of town. You should be there for sunset when the temple is most beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Dont let the steps put you off, there is a cable car for westerners. A lovely peaceful spot it you go at the right time. We got a taxi from Chiang Mai and the driver was happy to wait for us for the return trip. We spent an hour here, make sure you dress conservative as they dont like shorts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

There are many tourists at this temple. As long as this is the experience you are expecting the temple is beautiful and well maintained as well as accessible to those who cannot climb all of it's many stairs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. Pity it was hazy as I can imagine the view would be stunning. Not a bad walk up the steps to the temple and worth the effort. Always amazes me how Buddhist temples welcome everyone from whatever religious persuasion.....wish all religions could follow suit! Definitely worth the trip. Some good markets en route and the royal summer residence... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful temple I must said.... A very lucky and stunning temple....No wonder there is so many people visit this "Wat". Bit sad is because we didn't able to get the monk's blessing as there is a queue and not sure what we need to do...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Located on top of a mountain 1,676 meters high, the drive itself is quite an interesting one where you can glimpses of the city. I was there a day before the Thai new year, so the place was quite busy. To reach the temple, you need to climb a stair with 301 steps. It is nicely inclined, not as punishing... More 

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