Wat Phrathat Doi Tong
Wat Phrathat Doi Tong
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Jeffrey232013
Hua Hin, Thailand29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
While the Phrathat Temple was interesting, Doi Tung mountain has much more to offer, including an excellent botanic garden, a Royal Villa for Her Royal Highness, the Princess Mother, an arboretum, and villages of at least three hill tribes (Shan Akha, Lahu). Once virtually denuded, this mountain is now green and scenic. And at the bottom of the mountain are some of the most outstanding limestone caves in Thailand, notably Tham Tung (Thailand's fifth longest cave), which is easily followed for about 800 meters, with scentic stalagtites and -mites. Little visited, but worth better dvelopment by the tourism agencies and the Department of National Parks.
Written January 16, 2015
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Robert B
Auckland, New Zealand195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
The road to Doi Tung is great once you get off the fast road. Passing many nurseries as you climb up the hill to the base temple location. At this point you have a choice to walk 1km or take a motorcycle as the road has fallen away and they are still repairing it. My advice, walk, it is not a hard walk and if you don't you will miss the climbing of the steps and the clanging of the bells as you approach the temple at the top. Once thre there re a few things to look at but nothing to rave about. But that's okay because getting there was great and going back just as fun.
Written December 12, 2012
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kiat25
Chiang Rai, Thailand72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
This pagoda is on a hill called "Doi Tung" which is a historical area. The pagoda was believed built almost 2000 years ago just after the death of the Lord Bhudda.
Written October 28, 2016
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K2K11
Chiang Mai67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
Currently the the last 1km of the road is under reconstruction (being washed out) meaning a 50 Baht m/c taxi trip (or walk) along a precipitous track with a 30m sheer drop - not for the faint hearted. Expect the road to be finished Q2 2013.

The temple itself is attractive - although nothing like Chaing Mai's Wat Prathet Doi Suthep. If you visit the Royal Villa and gardens at Doi Tung and have some extra time (1 hour++) then the journey to the temple is worth it. It would be more worth it if there were some vistas over the valleys but the woodland surrounding the temple blocks the views. Good views are to be had along the road to the temple.
Written November 29, 2012
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oonoiookIA
Iowa City34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Wat Phrathat Doi Tong was very peaceful. The weather was very nice in December.
The road up to the temple was a bit difficult, better on a sunny day.
Written April 14, 2019
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Lars S
504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
When you visit chiangrai dont miss the local temple Wat Prathat Doitong, As usual we went there with our guide, friend and driver mr Pad tel:+66(0)867948073
The temple is under renovation but they have come rather close to be finished.
You drive up the hill road on the right and down on the left side. There is platoe with buddha figure where you can look out on Chiangrai. BUT when you leave, then walk along the temple left side towards the road going down from temple. Just walk slong the temple untill the next step would be falling down on the hillside, it,s totaly quiet except for the birds and butterflied flying around. Look at at view towards the mountains far away, -Amazing view. Then you start walk down the hillroad and after about 50-100 meter to your right there is a house with elephant statues, -walk in 10 meter where you will see what once where steps up to the very old viewing point. Make the effort to walk the old strps(whats left of them) and when you come up there then you will see on a sunny day the most astonishing view towards the montains and will see the temple on the mountains far far away. Do not miss this!! Its 30 year since i first climb theese steps....
//lars Sweden
Written September 11, 2018
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Paul H
Bangkok, Thailand35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
A very nice, authentic and non-commercial temple. However, there are restriction for access to the temple itself for females... access to inner temple building is not allowed. Disappointing for the wife and daughter.
Written July 15, 2018
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Blue Heeler
Brisbane, Australia716 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
A moderate walk up to the top of a hill on the edge of the city. Worth the climb due to the views. A nice temple can be found at the top with food available also.
Written January 22, 2016
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sansanhee b
Bangkok, Thailand17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
We have a chance to visit at the end of year 2015, crowed people come here to worship with offerings for new year coming and worship relic of Buddha in the temple.
Written January 7, 2016
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MadameMam
BKK97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015
This place is very prestigious to visit and do religious respect for person born in the zodiac year of pig. It's located about 2,000 metres above sea level in Amphur Mae Sai, Chiang Rai Province. Then, twin pagodas can be seen in the distance. Every time our family visit Chiang Rai, we must come here after visiting Doi Tung Palace.
Written August 29, 2015
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