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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
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 but commercialised

The beauty of the place is somewhat diminished by the numerous stall holders crowded around the entrance but still a lovely temple to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The beauty of the place is somewhat diminished by the numerous stall holders crowded around the entrance but still a lovely temple to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Totally worth the trip! Once you get to the top of the temple you oversee the whole city of Chiang Mai! The temple is also beautiful, it's hard to really put it into words. Luckily we also had a guide who had brought us into one of the temple rooms and we got blessed by a buddhist monk. This place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Driving uphill need some driving and riding experiences if you are driving up or riding up on your own. The roads are winding and steep. The parking outside the temple is a nightmare - jam as people attempts to make U-turns, park and wait for tourist. From the entrance, the climb by stairs is not high but there are lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although it was very busy, and inevitably touristy, as one of the most important temples in Thailand, we were glad we had included it in our itinerary. A long climb up but it sets the scene for the gold stuppa, ornate buildings, and the wall murals of the royal prince's journey to enlightenment.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excruciatingly kitsch; only the view is worthwhile. Everything else - the golden temple, the souvenir shops, the thousands of tourists - did not appeal to us at all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The temple is very nice and a cool place to work around as there a lots of shady spots. Maybe bring some food and have lunch there. Remember that you have to take off your shoes once you get to the top of the stairs in order to go in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Step one, rent a scooter. Step two, ride it up the mountain. Step three, climb the stairs. There is something magical about climbing a mountain, and this mountain has a wonderful treat atop it. At the apex you will find a gorgeous temple, with wonderful views of the skyline below. It was a magnificent thing to arrive at, after sweating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Doi Suthep is a must see if you area in Chiang Mai. My one tip is that even though took took drivers will offer to take you up, don't do it. Maybe one of the red devils if you're on a budget. I found a very friendly cab driver who took me to this and couple of other remote temples.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The temple is located on the Doi Suthep - the second highest mountain in the Chiang Mai area after its twin Doi Pui about 15 kilometers from the main city. The temple is located pretty high up the hill and the main entrance is after climbing the famous and beautiful Naga steps - over 300 steps from the road. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is really a day trip. Take your time and enjoy this wonderful temple. Oh yes and take your time with the stairs. I didn't count them but there are a heck of a lot. So pace your self. The temple it self is very interesting. There is lots to see and to explore. My two young boys enjoyed looking... More 

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Address: Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep, Thailand
Phone Number: 5329-5003
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Doi Suthep

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