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

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

Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain)
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Scott M
Nong Khai, Thailand14 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
This temple doesn't have much to recommend it, unless you believe that praying and donating will get you a lucky number. If so, this temple is well provisioned. There are more lottery vendors here than even Doi Suthep, which is saying a lot. And the presentation of it all is so crass. I couldn't get out of here fast enough.
Written July 27, 2022
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Runghen T
Mauritius5 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Good peace of mind, if you need some place calm to set your mind to peace and get some rest please visit this temple a bit far away from the crowing centre. Also if you get to assist in the monk prayers please do so.

Good fresh air in the morning.
Written May 22, 2022
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juergen p
Thailand2,168 contributions
Apr 2022
we came late to Chiang Mai on a pleasure-business trip and enjoyed the empty city and the temple - had the chance to shoot great scenes.....
Written May 4, 2022
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PaulandSu
Hua Hin, Thailand645 contributions
Jan 2022
Also known as The Golden Temple, set high up on a hill outside the city.
Very impressive once you get inside and see all the various smaller temples and displays. Its famous among Thai people to make offerings of 100 flowers which is suppose to bring you good luck. Also you can get great views towards the city of Chiang Mai and the airport. Well worth a visit.
Written April 11, 2022
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Suratrichard
Surat Thani, Thailand1,401 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We visited this magnificent temple at the end of our latest stay in Chiang Mai and we certainly saved the best to last! I think it is only probably bettered by the very famous Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in terms of visitor numbers and the breathtaking beauty of the temple and its surroundings.
It does become extremely busy and this was at a time when there were few foreign tourists. Probably as early in the day as possible is the best time to go when it is cooler and less crowded. We went by taxi which was cheap and easy particularly as I’m not sure how easy parking would be.
As with most Buddhist temples you have to dress appropriately and will be refused entry if not. Entrance is free but there are numerous donation boxes around ( along with some rather aggressive lottery ticket sellers).
Most importantly is to take plenty of time as the richness of the decoration of the various buildings which constitute the temple.
The extremely large Buddhas as a sight to behold and as you make your way around the temple, it just gets better! Breathtaking is the only was to describe this amazing temple. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, you are then confronted by an exceptional view across Chiang Mai and the surrounding area.
If you are visiting Chiang Mai, then this, along with Doi Suthep is a must see place.
Very highly recommended.
Written March 6, 2022
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farang31
Bangkok, Thailand81 contributions
Nov 2020
Nice drive up the mountain so not much walking - then great view over the City. Temple is famous for people making offerings of 100 Flowers to bring good luck.

Nice Enjoyable 30-40 min tour.

If you have a car or are in the area recommended.
Written November 5, 2020
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Kevin W
Pattaya, Thailand120 contributions
Aug 2020
The drive up the mountain was about an hour from Chiang Mai. I was a bit windy but fabulous scenery. Great place to visit.
Written August 22, 2020
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Warich N
Pattaya, Thailand164 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Good place for visiting. Recommend to go during winter time in Thailand to feel cold wind blowing through. The temple is Thai-Lanna style decoration enriched with Thai-Northern cultures. Moreover, there is a coffee shop locating at below the hill before heading up to the temple too.
Written June 7, 2020
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KingsLCL
Bangkok, Thailand1,381 contributions
Dec 2019
This is Wat Phra That Doi Kham, you gotta walk 3 rounds under the elephant. There are plenty of them temples in Chiang Mai. They come in all sizes and grandeur. Some of them can be really packed with tourist, and some deep in the mountains are so remote it’s only known to folks in the area. Here’s one just south west of Chiang Mai, growing in popularity and as majestic as the other really famous ones.
It’s easy to get to, its not chaotic (while I was there). The place is well kept and tidy and clean. Plenty parking but does require a short walk unless your driver makes a drop off for you. And for the sporty, you can opt to conquer a very long flight of stairs from the bottom of the hill. The link is a video to show the temple grounds.
Written March 22, 2020
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Karin H
Minneapolis, MN607 contributions
Feb 2020
Absolutely sunning architecture and gorgeous views! So worth the visit. The grounds to the temple are really fun to explore
Written March 21, 2020
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