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Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain)

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Reviewed January 13, 2019

It is a very beautiful temple.Many people go to pay respect to the Buddha image. At the temple, the view is very beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wassanasukdee2010
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We went on a day trip from Chiang Mai, expecting to see a real temple. Definitely not worth the effort, it would be a curious thing to do for half day when you’re already in Chiang Rai. The building is an awkward try to do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alessandra P
Reviewed December 24, 2018

Wat Prathat Doi Kham sits on top of a hill in a scenic rural area about ten km south of Chiang Mai. Turning west off the highway, on the road approaching it the front part of the temple compound is visible, dominated by a tall...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank blackeaglejim
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Pretty packed place, get there early in the morning to avoid the crowds. We arrived around 9am and it was already 60% full with little parking... massive Buddhas, great views. Wat Phra That Doi Kham. Built in the period of Queen Jammathewee of Lumphun, by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank encouragement8
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Lots of Thai and Chinese came across the valleys to pray and make a wish for their dreams becoming true. Once the result came as they wished, they will pay their respect to Buddha image by making 50 or 100 of jasmine chaplets as we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

I love this temple. I'm here every time my mind need a rest. The view from the balcony is really amazing

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kondiaw
Reviewed December 11, 2018

It is located near Royal park and night safari and should be combined with these places. Since it is located a little outside the city it is advisable to hire a tuk tuk to cover all these places at one go. The temple is located...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShaanRoy
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Think that this is my favourite temple in all of Chiang Mai. A local driver suggested it to me and said that it was somewhere that not a lot of westerners went (and I only saw about 2 other westerners despite it being busy for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scottishgal5
Reviewed November 24, 2018

My visit there during a Buddhist day is special. In the afternoon late 17:00 PM I be involved in traditional ritual, where the master read the real mantra. Amazing

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martin D
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Come here to pray for luck in everything Buy some buddha amulet and hope everything go well It famous for local ppl to believe where the wish will come true

Date of experience: November 2018
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Suzanne W
December 7, 2018|
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Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
The temple is south of Chiang Mai. I take 121 (Canal Road) south to the Night Safari turn which is clearly marked. Turning right, continue to the rotary intersection and exit the rotary at the last exit. You can catch... More
December 10, 2017|
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Response from Katethegrate | Reviewed this property |
Hi there was no gates or point of pay its and open area so should be fine
Lean T
June 17, 2017|
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Thank you!! I just came from the temple and came right before sunrise. It was chilly and I was the first one that arrived there and had the whole place to myself before tourists started coming in. Def recommend going right... More