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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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What a beautiful wat!

Beautiful, crowded, intense and worth a visit. 4stars not 5 because it was so crowded. My inner librarian almost came out a few times as I wanted to shake my finger at people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're a buddhist it is good. If not you can just appreciate the building and its nice surroundings. Not much else to do

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Luanda, Angola
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful, crowded, intense and worth a visit. 4stars not 5 because it was so crowded. My inner librarian almost came out a few times as I wanted to shake my finger at people ringing the bells and gongs, which were marked in multiple languages not to be rung. Leave at least an hour for a gentle wander. Work hard to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful temple structure & history. Surrounded by mother nature. But was not so lucky to see the museum as it was closed. We had 3 generations visiting this temple together, only some inconvenience as elders had hard time climbing stairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful temple definitely worth seeing. We did it as a hand day in a morning. Got a red taxi shared with others there, the driver waited for all of us to take us back. It cost 100 baht each. Don't bother paying for a trip you can manage it by yourself!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a nice view from the top of the mountain. We took a songthaew from the North gate up where it was 50THB one way per person. We had to wait for 10 people to fill the songthaew - maybe 30 minutes. I get motion sickness but I was fine on the trip up and down the mountain. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located on top of a mountain overlooking the city of Chiang Mai this is truly a place to visit. It's a little bit of a challenge to master the stairways from the arrival/parking area up to the Wat (monastery), but once you managed that challenge (and, if you are a non-Thai "farang" visitor, after dishing out 30 THB) you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Taken here as part of a Wendy Woo tour. What a magnificent place, we could have spent all day here. Everything is so well maintained and parts of it are still operational with monks living in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This temple may be out of the way, but it is well worth the trip outside of town. Rent a taxi to get you there, and get an early start so you beat the crowds and tour buses. The drive up the mountain is pretty in its own right, and I was very impressed to see bikers somehow managing to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went abut 5.pm and watched the monks ceremony and chanting. It was a lovely setting but a little busy. After about 6 pm they put lights on and the Chedi makes a different photograph. It is magical.There are lots of steps so it easier to take the elevator.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my first meditation retreat, so I'm probably biased. Based on what I hear, many other retreats are strict on rules and times, particularly hard on beginners. This retreat is very flexible and relaxed about rules, so it's easier to grow into it. However, the more rules you follow, the deeper you dig into your mind. There isn't a... More 

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