Wat Phraphutthabat Si Roi Temple

Wat Phraphutthabat Si Roi Temple, Chiang Mai: Hours, Address, Wat Phraphutthabat Si Roi Temple Reviews: 5/5

Wat Phraphutthabat Si Roi Temple

Wat Phraphutthabat Si Roi Temple
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Taylo102
By Taylo102
Temple of the Four Buddha Footprints
Feb 2017
This Wat was a true hilight of our Chiang Mai visit. We combined this with a visit to Queen Skirit Botanical Garden. This review is pertintent first to the independent traveller; second to one that wants a day excursion outside Chiang Mai; and third to any one wishing to avoid the crowds that populate Wats like Doi Suthep and Chedi Luang. Do this trip for the rural scenery and for a much different Wat experience. You can do this trip by car, motorbike or songthaews. Bicycling is not a reasonable day trip and as tough a climb as Wat Doi Suthep. Expect to take about 3-4 hours roundtrip to the Wat or more if you take a wrong turn. Aim your vehicle north to Mae Rim, then start looking for signs on the left directing you to turn west (a Buddha footprint is most helpful when seen). Info from travelfish.org states 5km to the sign but just where to begin counting that is very uncertain. I must have started too late as we drove only 2km. Follow signs and Buddha footprints for 25 km, but don't miss a left hand turn at about 12-13 km where we saw neither footprints or the English temple's name. We were trying at that point without GPS because it failed over and over to recognise the Wat until we ran words together. That is to say we missed this turn; GPS or a very detailed map is mandatory and a time saver. Otherwise enjoy the rural Thai countryside and observe Thai lifestyle. This is rural mountain driving and passing other vehicles is always "interesting" even with concrete road all the way. You have arrived when you pass through a huge concrete gate where upon you can view the smaller temples first or continue driving 300+ meters to the main attraction. Don't forget that the viewable Buddha footprint is in a lesser temple. If you want to be off the beaten path this trip provides that and a lot more. This was our best experience of a three day four night Chiang Mai visit which included walking old town and all the major sites and Doi Suthep National Park, the Wat, Doi Pui Hmong village and Monthaathan Falls, and nightly street shopping bazaars.

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Taylo102
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN286 contributions
Temple of the Four Buddha Footprints
Feb 2017 • Couples
This Wat was a true hilight of our Chiang Mai visit. We combined this with a visit to Queen Skirit Botanical Garden.

This review is pertintent first to the independent traveller; second to one that wants a day excursion outside Chiang Mai; and third to any one wishing to avoid the crowds that populate Wats like Doi Suthep and Chedi Luang.

Do this trip for the rural scenery and for a much different Wat experience. You can do this trip by car, motorbike or songthaews. Bicycling is not a reasonable day trip and as tough a climb as Wat Doi Suthep.

Expect to take about 3-4 hours roundtrip to the Wat or more if you take a wrong turn. Aim your vehicle north to Mae Rim, then start looking for signs on the left directing you to turn west (a Buddha footprint is most helpful when seen). Info from travelfish.org states 5km to the sign but just where to begin counting that is very uncertain. I must have started too late as we drove only 2km. Follow signs and Buddha footprints for 25 km, but don't miss a left hand turn at about 12-13 km where we saw neither footprints or the English temple's name. We were trying at that point without GPS because it failed over and over to recognise the Wat until we ran words together. That is to say we missed this turn; GPS or a very detailed map is mandatory and a time saver.

Otherwise enjoy the rural Thai countryside and observe Thai lifestyle. This is rural mountain driving and passing other vehicles is always "interesting" even with concrete road all the way. You have arrived when you pass through a huge concrete gate where upon you can view the smaller temples first or continue driving 300+ meters to the main attraction. Don't forget that the viewable Buddha footprint is in a lesser temple.

If you want to be off the beaten path this trip provides that and a lot more. This was our best experience of a three day four night Chiang Mai visit which included walking old town and all the major sites and Doi Suthep National Park, the Wat, Doi Pui Hmong village and Monthaathan Falls, and nightly street shopping bazaars.
Written February 19, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John R
Bangkok, Thailand111 contributions
Worth the effort of going there
Jan 2017 • Couples
It's a long and perilous trip up the narrow and steep road to this temple at the top of a mountain at 3,519 feet/1,073 metres, 25 very slow and twisting kilometres from the main road. It was in thick cloud on the day we visited making the journey more scary. A beautiful gilded temple set amongst the trees, celebrated for its Bhudda's Footprint impressions. I would like to say that it is quiet and peaceful except for a jovial monk performing an amusing running commentary over very loud loudspeakers. No-one escapes his observation and comment. Well worth the effort of getting there.
Written January 14, 2017
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