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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 115 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The temple itself is not that big but it is very beautiful and it includes a panoramic view of Chiang Mai. It also has some really nice stalls selling various wares around there. If you intend to visit try to go to Phuang Chuak gate and share a Songthaew with others - they will charge 500 baht for 1 person... More

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the temple during sunset ~6:30pm. With a bit of luck, we managed to meet the Abbott (high ranking monk) in the temple (He was very hard to meet, we were told by the locals). He performed a simple blessing ceremony on us and kindly took pictures with us. The evening scene of the temple was gorgeous, and... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

First you may climb the 1000 stairs to the top (or take the cable train). Then you have an incredible view over the city of Chiang Mai and much of the country.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great view of Chiangmai at the temple! We managed to see the Abbott and he gave us blessings! We were lucky!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A lovely trip up the mountain, which is already an outing on its own. Lovely view of Chiang Mai from the temple. It's a bit touristy up there and there are some kind of touts walking around inside the temple grounds that seems to be there purely for the irritation of tourists. What they were selling, I had no idea...... More

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Mount Vernon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well worth the trip up the mountain. You can take the cable car or take the stairs up. Very nice temple complex with incredible views on a clear day.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

An interesting site good views along the drive up the mountain.Perhaps a little commercial but this is Thailand.

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from Sydney in Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Good view of Chiang Mai from the temple. Beautiful temple. Not as hot as chiang mai. Make sure you wear long pants or long skirts and covered shoulders, take off shoes before entering the temple. Many tourists were insensitive to the custom, which is inappropriate imho.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Beauty beyond. The best thing to see in Thailand probably, one hour travelling up in the mountains of Chiang Mai takes you to this amazing temple. The views i won't even begin to describe as i can never do them justice, the temple is impressive and the whole ancient atmosphere of this place makes it well worth while. Also be... More

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chanthaburi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great temple to visit and set in a beautiful part of Chang Mai. The temple is set on top of a mountain and it is a great scenery on the way up. They have markets shops and restaurants near the parking area and the access to the temple is up a long flight of stairs but I there is a... More

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