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Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep, Thailand
Phone Number: 5329-5003
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Beautiful temple on top of a mountain

Worth the taxi ride from Chiang Mai up the mountain, it is a beautiful temple! Bring water as you have to go up some steps and you may need to hydrate. Walk around the grounds for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Worth the taxi ride from Chiang Mai up the mountain, it is a beautiful temple! Bring water as you have to go up some steps and you may need to hydrate. Walk around the grounds for the beautiful views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We booked a tour through our hotel -- and when our guide said the locals say you have not truly visited Chiang Mai without a visit to this temple I can see why. It is 306 steps to the top of this temple (or you can take a cable car). Doi Suthep has such an interesting history, and it is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Yes, the drive up the mountain is an experience, even climbing further up towards the temple, first through a kind of ascending market and then the serpent steps is pleasant and a typical Thai experience, but the first 'turn off' is that as a falang you pay. My Asian wife didn't... So we walked around to the viewing platform first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful temple and surrounding village.Lots of steps so bring your trainers, also there's a charge for international visitors. Would recommend renting bikes and taking a ride up the mountain!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

After spending 3 days in Bangkok and 2 days in Siem Reap, we were a bit templed out but decided to go here anyway for the view. We read that there was a funicular, but didn't find out. The 300+ steps weren't too arduous so don't let the guidebooks scare you off. The climb is worth it. Spectacular views! Definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There is a bus service at the top 'Chang Phuak Gate' where a red taxi waits for about 10 people at a time to join before heading up the windy roads to the temple. This is the most affordable way to get there and you get to meet some friends along the way! We only paid 150baht per person there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We read mixed reviews about this mountain temple. But after speaking to the staff at our hotel, they strongly suggested a visit. They said it is one of the most important temples to residents of Chiangmai. The hotel arranged a round trip taxi ride for 1200 baht. Although we thought that a bit expensive for a taxi, it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This Thailand's northern most temple is a worthy visit. Steeped by culture and history with a magnificent view down on Chiang Mai city. Take the steps up to the top, is much more interesting that way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Doi Suthep is an experience not to be missed,not only a stunning Temple, but also the breathtaking panoramic views of Chiang Mai. Do not forget to visit Bhuping Palace which is nearer the summit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a popular excursion for tourists in Chiang Mai. I was reluctant to go because I didn't want to go to a over commercialized tourist area. However, I didn't want to be in Chiang Mai and miss seeing this famous site. Having chosen to see it, I am immensely thankful that I did. Yes it... More 

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