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Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep, Thailand
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+66 53 295 003
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located high in the hills above Chiang Mai, this magnificent temple was...

Located high in the hills above Chiang Mai, this magnificent temple was commissioned by King Kuena, ruler of the region from 1367-1388.

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One Wat you do not want to miss

We visited in the morning and arrived about 10:30, and it was already busy. Go earlier if you can, but the views may be a bit misty. We took Uber and it was only ฿300, and he... read more

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited in the morning and arrived about 10:30, and it was already busy. Go earlier if you can, but the views may be a bit misty. We took Uber and it was only ฿300, and he stayed and took us down again. View of the city exceptional and the Wat was incredible. So much to see and photograph. Excellent... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Why?Actually it is Buddhist monastery in 1383 ... still a working monastery nowadays. The architecture, statues, murals and shrines seen here are nothing short of breathtaking. How to Go? From Chaing Mai Bus Terminal 2, I took the City Bus with 15 Baht to the end station (Chaing Mai Zoo). This is the base of the Doi. Then there are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Probably the most crowded place we visited but the Thais and tourists all want to visit. You can't take a photo anywhere at the temple without heaps of strangers in your frame but it is a beautiful temple to visit. And the view - amazing on a clear day. We caught a red songtheow up to the temple - it's... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Doi Suthep, located above Chiang Mai City, it's a long winding rd to get there. Very popular with locals and tourists, can get quite busy as the day we were there. About 304 steps to the top or u can take the cable car, once at the top has the temple, gas great views of Chiang Mai, but pending on... More 

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Thank Gary094
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is possible to rent a bike, or take a taxi to get there. Leads to the temple beautiful staircase with huge dragoons along both sides. The temple inside looks rich if you can say that about a temple...

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Thank Andrea K
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The taxi ride up the mountain can be fairly gut-churning, the climb up the stairway [300 steps I believe] could be daunting for some, but well worth it. A 30 baht [$1.20 AUD] entry fee for foreigners is charged. The temple and associated images, statues, bells and views are very impressive. My Thai wife found it a very moving experience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This temple is a long ride up the mountain but worth it! Very touristy so expect crowds. Once at the temple, there are 300 stairs to climb that are accentuated by a 7 headed dragon head serpent railing rising along both sides. This temple contains a holy relic of Lord Buddha. Beautiful workmanship - I've never seen anything like it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of stairs (my rough count was 250+, but depends where you start counting). The temple and surrounds are high on the mountain overlooking Chiang Mai, it is a very impressive lookout. Tourists (foreigners?) are asked to pay entry, I recall it was 30 B. There was nobody checking but a sign clearly stated this, seemed lots of people were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the stairs to the temple. It was full of tourists as well as the locals. So it was quite crowded. The view was beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting Wat Doi Suthep was truly a wonderful experience. It is active and you are totally immersed in the practice of Buddhism. I am very thankful to have visited

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