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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of beautiful sculptures hidden in the middle of jungle. The artist are working on the new sculpture, so the new ones are coming.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'll give some details of how we arranged transport below but this is definitely worth doing. The walk was not as taxing as I thought it would be and with the skies being overcast it wasn't too hot mid morning. There's plenty of cover from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I timed my visit to coincide with sunset, and I was lucky enough to happen upon the sunset service. I joined the monks and a few visitors in the service, and it was so beautiful. The view from the temple at sunset was incredible.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

The climb uphill through the monk’s trail was easy, anybody could do it without a fuzz. When you reach a certain point, you can see beautiful views of Chiang Mai. The trail is the way I wanted it to be, all-natural!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Travellingflamingo
Reviewed June 6, 2019

If you take the monk's trail to get into hear, you may see amazing views over the city and you will pass through 2 types of forest. But, the first part, it is so hot, that you can barely breath. Once you get closer to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alinaroxana07
Reviewed June 3, 2019

This temple marks the first place the elephant stopped as it was walking up the mountain carrying the relics of the Buddha. It was also the first place we stopped with our guide as we drove up the Mountain.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

This site should be kept a secret, as it is so good to discover it all, without sharing the experience with hundreds of tourists. No gold buddha, but a real temple filled with soul, magic and monks easy to talk to. And many many sanctuaries...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank nathrodriguez07
Reviewed April 30, 2019

Make sure you hike up to the temple, 30 min easy uphill walk through the forest. Bring along some shoulder and knee covering clothes for women. Water available at destination. If you are fresh enough keep hiking to the golden Buddha, another hour away

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank World_traveller_Fam
Reviewed April 26, 2019

We got up at 7am to walk the Monks Trail out of Chang Mai. We downloaded the Grab app and chose the location as on the photo I have uploaded. From there it was 30 mins through the jungle and we arrived at the most...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

This is a lovely place to see. Calm, serene and lovely. Everyone should go there when in Chiang Mai,

Date of experience: April 2019
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August 20, 2018|
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Response from I9643LXrachelw |
Yes, there's another trail right up the road from Wat Pha La. It's steeper and a bit more complicated than the Monk's trail. Take lots of water. There's a few blog posts if you Google Monk's trail.
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
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