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Located high in the hills above Chiang Mai, this magnificent temple was commissioned by King Kuena, ruler of the region from 1367-1388.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep, Thailand
+66 53 295 003
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the must do attractions in Chiang Mai. Spectacular views over the city and certainly worth the 306 steps from the road below to view the temple and surrounds. For the less firm, take the cable lift.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There were so many beautiful details that made this temple so unique and special. Wraps and scarfs are provided to cover your shoulders and legs if you are wearing shorts or a tank top. You need to be dressed accordingly to enter. It is a...More

Thank jesssimoo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can either walk up the 306 Naga steps to the Wat or take the cable lift. Upon the top you can sense the devotion and prayers offered to the Buddha. There are vantage points overseeing the city of Chiang Mai. Must see!

Thank A K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wat Phra Doing Suthep is, quite simply, one of the greatest temples we have ever visited. If you're in Chiang Mai and don't visit, you're nuts! First is the location high above the city. From there in a clear day you can see the whole...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very crowded, long que with very bad queing system which allow someone to cheating not to pay for fee and cut other people que. The staff that look after que and elevatorl is very rude to tourist too. The temple it self full of tourist...More

Thank Saithipk01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just 30-45 mins outside of old city is Doi Suthep temple. Highest viewing point gives you amazing views of Chiang Mai. Temple requires a steep climb, about 125 steps. Temple grounds are nice and main square is nice spacious with Buddhist shrines and temple.

Thank Borton N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple itself it's a nice place, with touch of nature around, amazing view on top, etc but it can get very crowded with flock of tourists. Luckily it was raining once we got up there, which makes the place a bit quiet. And we...More

Thank nontjes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably a must if visiting Chiang Mai. The views of the city are excellent and the golden pagoda is resplendent. It is busy so suggest not to go in the weekend and watch out for what you wear especially if you're female. Remember...More

Thank GtheKiwi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited when it was raining on & off - but was still such a pretty place to visit! I’d recommend maybe visiting early in the morning if you want to miss the rush ☺️

Thank NoaS285
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited so many temples during our trip and this one was absolutely crowded! We only stopped there for a few minutes after our climb. Not worth going up there. If you’re en route with your scooter just go further up and there will be...More

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September 16, 2018|
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Response from Warwick B | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course you can visit without being part of a tour guide/group but you must be aware of the respectful protocols that you must abide by. I visited here with close friends from Chiang Mai. As far as I can remember I... More
September 16, 2018|
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Response from craigseale | Reviewed this property |
We traveled without a tour, but it was during the daytime only. I do not know if it is open at night.
Hayley D
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Simon M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Hayley, I believe the better time is morning. Monks are more active in the morning. Whilst the sun set would be amazing over Chiang Mai it also would be a busy time with many people