Wat Phra That Doi Tung
Wat Phra That Doi Tung
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Wsea3h
Asia4,315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
My 2nd visit to this temple. 1st visit was about 18 years ago and I can’t remember much except the shapes of the chedi. Many people come here to pray and wish for lucks, for children, etc. That’s a quiet wat, unlike other tourism wats.
Written February 7, 2024
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CleoBKK
Melbourne, Australia373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
My driver suggested I come up here and I am so glad we did. You can walk up the stairs and then ring all the bells.
Written December 20, 2016
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kawanut
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia787 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
3 of us came on a bike. It was a beautiful ride to the top on bikes. With little expectations(we wouldn't expect to see a grandeur wat on top of a hill), we arrived and parked just at the foot hill below the wat as there were shops along the roadside selling trinkets and souvenirs. Being tourists, we 'rampaged' the shops and managed to score a couple of small gems small enuf to tuck into our small bags
As we were ready to embark a walk up the stairs some 100 odd meters to the wat, the local said we can ride up to the top .. It was a little steep ride up to the entrance of the wat, there were plenty of flat land to park ..

Wat Phra That Doi Tung is a stunning little wat perched on top of the Doi Tung, the tallest doi (mount) in Chiang Rai which is some 2000m above sea levels. The original wat was built in the 10th century and probably didn't looked like it is now as there been 2 major restorations and renovations. The main attraction is of course the twin Lanna-style stupas, one of which is believed to contain the left collarbone of Lord Buddha. A few monks was performing prayers at the Stupas which left me feeling very blessed.

Besides the beautiful wat, the journey (or ride) itself was spectacular with beautiful sceneries of the hills overlooking Laos and Myanmar.
Written January 10, 2018
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rod_heather
Melbourne, Australia216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
For us there was no view as the haze was too thick, but the temple was elegant and in use. The fixtures at the top of the temple (Chofa) were the first we have seen with an elephant embedded into them. The steps to the temple are easy to navigate and the top section has hundreds of bells on each side, large bells. So you can take a wooden paddle and listen to all the different tones as you walk along.
A worthy look as part of a travel plan to the royal gardens and villa as well as arboretum.
Written March 26, 2017
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JamHam
Olathe, KS765 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Although it is a steep drive to find this temple it is worth it. I suggest having a driver take you up and that way you can enjoy the scenery. This is a beautiful place and take your time to walk around the grounds.
Written March 20, 2017
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veeke12
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
It is not just visiting a temple - Wat Phra That Doi Tung offers a tourist experience thanks to the surrounding scenic beauty. It is a cultural tour if one observes a little deeper into the villages, people and artifacts around. The temple itself offers a nice walk with spiraling steps climbing on the hill. However those who cannot undertake the walk, the steep climbing road would take you to the temple directly. Huge statues, space for a peaceful meditation and the beautiful temple is something everyone would enjoy.
Written October 15, 2016
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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
A lovely temple on a hill. Arrive and there’s market stalls around outside selling street food and other bits and pieces.

The temple is a standard Buddhist temple. Decorated in red, green and gold. The inside is a bit run down. The carpet at the main entrance was peeled back but the golden Buddha at the back was wonderful.

Head out of the temple and you’ll find a set of steps to the right. At the top of the steps is what can only be described as a raised platform. There’s not much here but it’s good to walk around.

Head back down the steps and a golden Chedi stands in front of you.
Written April 4, 2019
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TastingTravel
Centralia, WA132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
It's quite a drive up a mountain but so worth the trek. The energy there is intense and healing. The famous bone is said to be resting inside one of the chedis behind the temple.
Written October 30, 2016
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Craig M
Porto, Portugal3,054 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
The long pathway with bells on either side is probably the stand-out feature of this temple. Otherwise, there is nothing to really distinguish it from the many other temples that I visited during my trip.

However, the small temple is very attractive and it is worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written March 15, 2016
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Nymmo
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
The temple is beautiful. Stepping inside made me feel calm and peaceful. People there are kind and helpful.

One of the 'must' go places in the city.
Written January 21, 2016
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