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Wat Doi Suthep: Amazing Sunrise on Mountaintop & Stunning Chiangmai City Views
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Wat Doi Suthep: Amazing Sunrise on Mountaintop & Stunning Chiangmai City Views

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See the gleaming golden spire and elaborate sculptures of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in peace and quiet on this serene sunrise tour. Watch the light spill across northern Thailand from one of the region’s highest points, and witness a morning alms-giving ceremony that most visitors miss. Your guide is a former monk, so you'll get first-hand insight into temple life and the Buddhist faith. A delicious Thai breakfast is also included.
$64.62 per adult
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melkeet wrote a review Dec 2020
Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions59 helpful votes
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We reach this wat after visiting Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and is about 7 km from it. It is hidden within the forest, off the road leading up to Wat Doi Suthep. Our Taxi driver informed us, the tale of the white elephant, carrying a Buddha relic up the Doi Suthep, had rested here on its way up the hill. Wat Pha Lat was built at the sites where the elephant had rested on its way up. There are a number of buildings in this hidden temple. It includes, an old Chedi in its ground and a Wihan with a Buddha sitting on a platform. All this structure are within well landscape grounds, in the forest. The place is quite and serene and is meant to be such, as it is a place of meditation for the monks. We spent about two hours exploring this place and relaxing at this site. Since the temple is a bit out of the way, it can be difficult to find a ride for the return trip, so it would be advisable to book a round trip and have the driver wait.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Eleonora D wrote a review Nov 2020
17 contributions3 helpful votes
One of my most favourite temples in Ching Mai. It may not be the most beautifully decorated temple but the sense of peace, tranquility and n that one get when visiting this temple is worth every cent! You have to take your time at this beautiful temple - the grounds are big and you can get drawn into the amazingly beautiful landscape around it. The waterfalls, the forest and you could spend hours just being! I have visited it and I will visit it again every time I go to Ching Mai. Beyond words beautiful place.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Justine Cadman wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia401 contributions62 helpful votes
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Visiting this temple was part of the Sunrise tour, temple Suthep Doi. Wat Pha Lat has such beautiful, peaceful & natural surroundings. There are many stunning sculptures also. A special place indeed.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Wistraveller365 wrote a review Mar 2020
Muscat, Oman135 contributions29 helpful votes
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Our stopped at Wat Pha Lat on the way to the bigger pagoda and we are glad he did. I enjoy the older and more plain areas to the gold and tourists. Worth a stop and visit to see a little bit of history. Site is nestled in the trees's which makes it a more serine place.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Hitesh S wrote a review Feb 2020
Mumbai, India263 contributions27 helpful votes
hidden temple in jugle, now open for public, worth visit , its make in 1355,very old, its now for monk residence and meditation, worth a visit
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Date of experience: February 2020
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