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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
Fee: Yes
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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 & Grand Wat

We decided to opt out of the organized tours and rent a scooter to drive to up the mountain to see this beautiful Wat. It was our first time renting a scooter, and our first time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to opt out of the organized tours and rent a scooter to drive to up the mountain to see this beautiful Wat. It was our first time renting a scooter, and our first time driving in Thailand... definitely not for the faint of heart! Once we got away from the bulk of the traffic and down the road... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I definitely put this low on the list of sites in Chiang Mai. it is out of town so it takes more than 30 minutes to get there. The site consists mostly of a large square with a mount in the center. The side walls have one Buddha statute after another - something I did not find very interesting. One... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated up on the mountain the temple at Doi Suthep is well worth a visit although it is popular and can get very busy during the main part of the day. After an entertaining taxi truck ride up the twisty road to the top we spent a pleasant couple of hours exploring the stunning temple complex. After quite a climb... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful temple. The experience is a bit ruined by the overcrowded environment though (loud and disrespectful tourists). Don't expect a view on Chiangmai at the top.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of Buddhas, large bells, spectacular nagas (dragon-head serpent) on the stairs. Popular and busy tourist attraction. Enjoy the view over the city from the patio behind the temple, but don't expect much if it's smoky or hazy.

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Valencia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view is the thing here, there is a marvellous view from the temple grounds over Chiang Mai. The temple itself was very crowded and it was difficult to get in due to the number of tour groups but the grounds around the temple are great. As you would expect from a place with a view there are some steps... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is in a beautiful location overlooking Chiang Mai. A great place to make your pilgramage and show your respect for the buddha, the dharma, and the sangha.

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Thank christina T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is located on a mountain near Chiang Mai. We rented a scooter and drove the way up there so we could stop along the way. It has a beautiful view over Chiang Mai on the way to the temple. The temple itself, with the staircase in front, is really touristy, but worth it! You have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went early in the morning before all the tourist buses arrived. Even though it was a cold and dreary morning with light rain, we enjoyed walking around this beautiful site. So much history. Given the chilly weather (remember to bring a jacket in colder months) my daughters had THE best hot chocolate they've ever had. Don't miss the quieter... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to rent a bike and go and see the temple. The ride up and down were a blast! While the temple is beautiful it's incredibly crowded, selfie sticks galore! The view of the city was also ruined by a thick shroud of smog. Definitely glad I didn't pay big money for a tour!

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