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Wat Pha Lat

Suthep-Pui Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Wat Pha Lat is in the middle of the way to Doi Suthep. You can negotiate the price with a Song Taew... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kate K
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Suwon, South Korea
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A Meditation Temple near Wat Doi Suthep

Wat Phra Lat is a quiet mostly open air temple on Highway 1004 on the East face of Doi Suthep. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert R
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Suthep-Pui Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wat Pha Lat is in the middle of the way to Doi Suthep. You can negotiate the price with a Song Taew driver. I took a Song Taew with 130 baht for round trip : Doi Suthep and Wat Pha Lat. Actually, I didn’t expect...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Phra Lat is a quiet mostly open air temple on Highway 1004 on the East face of Doi Suthep. The shrines and chedis are quite old but well kept. One of the surprises is a 140 foot waterfall thru the temple grounds.

Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple have a small waterfall that have a lot of water when rainy season. I love all old architecture and nature which link together with downtown view. The must visit temple!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Monk's Trail up to Wat Pha Lat and it was BEAUTIFUL! Serene waterfalls, gorgeous jungle secluded setting. Felt like we were in an Indiana Jones movie! Highly recommend the Monk's trail up to this point if you are in the mood for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a nice, calm, temple in the green. Headed there after an early visit to Doi Suthep and there were no other tourists there, unbelievable.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much less tourists here than the Wat on the hill and almost as nice. A beautiful place with great views of the city from the grounds. A highly recommended stop. Even better if you hike up from the Monks Trail.

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It isn't as peaceful or pretty as other temples in and around Chiang Mai but t has a hike if you have spare time that could be good exercise.

Thank keelysmith984
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Wat is unspoilt by excess tourists. There is a lot of restoration work being done to the various buildings. The main Wat is open air and quite beautiful. There's lots to see here. A small stream runs through the Wat grounds. There's a small...More

Thank Jocelyn C
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

It's so easy to get "templed-out" in SE Asia but this one is such a must-see. It can easily reverse your temple fatigue. I took the Monk's Trail up to Wat Pha Lat. Definitely recommended since it's a nice uphill but not strenuous hike through...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Temple has a long stairway to reach the complex, be aware if you are unfit ar infirm. The temple gets very busy so try and go early in the morning. Arrange an air conditioned taxi from your hotel, and the taxi driver will wait for...More

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Clicklisa
February 9, 2017|
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Response from Dolores186338 | Reviewed this property |
The grounds look down to the East and towards Chiang Mai so the direction that the sun rises. The sun sets behind Doi suthep mountain, which is behind the temple grounds. Both times of day are gorgeous, depending if you want... More
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laurenzakrin
April 2, 2016|
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Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
I responded already but I thought I should mention that rabies is a terminal disease and dogs with rabies die within a few days. The disease causes mental deterioration and dogs with rabies are beyond any "pack" behavior... More
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Malcolm F
November 10, 2015|
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Response from Nomad2B | Reviewed this property |
It is about 45 minutes to Wat Pha Lat. I would suggest closed toe shoes and remember this is an actual Wat so please have appropriate clothing available. The trailhead is from Suthep Road which runs on the southern border... More
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