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Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep, Thailand
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Phone Number: 5329-5003
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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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Stunning, spiritual and a must visit

The car journey up the mountain is an interesting one. The roads are fine but the hills have a good gradient on them. Make sure that you stop off along the way up to take in the... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The car journey up the mountain is an interesting one. The roads are fine but the hills have a good gradient on them. Make sure that you stop off along the way up to take in the views of the whole of Chiang Mai as they are breathtaking. Once at the bottom of the steps to the temple, brace yourself... More 

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This domineering temple is situated about 20 minutes from town, direction north, north west on a hill overlooking the city. You will find little or no information about this temple inside. The guides offer little extra information; so unless you need to tack on other activities to your tour, you also have the option to read up before you go... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful temple with a great view of Chiang Mai. It does get really busy and crowded especially around midday. The walk up the steps can be a bit tiring but there is a cable cart available. Lots of vendors with crafts, fruit shakes and food at the entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning temple with stunning views over to Chiangmai too. It's a long walk up (I do think there is an alternative though, such as a cable car) but it is so worth it when you reach the top. Such a varied display. At the bottom are plenty of places to get a drink / ice cream and plenty of Tuk... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

How could I explain the beauty of Phra That Doi Suthep. It's very beautiful and charming. Huge golden Phra That on top of the mountain. Also the center of Chaing Mai people's hearts. If you come to Cheing Mai by not visiting Phra That Doi Suthep, then please note that you are not arrive yet

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Chiang Mai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep also known as Doi Suthep temple is located at the top of Doi Suthep (Suthep Mountain). It takes about 20 - 30 mins from the city centre. If you get carsick easily, you might want to take some medication before you start your trip up the mountain. When you get to the parking area/drop-off area,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were tour companies wanting 500 baht (or 1000 for a sunset tour) to take you from the city to the temple and back. I went by songhaew from the stop opposite Chang Puak Gate. Just look for the tariff board. Unfortunately this option means waiting for enough people to make the trip economical. I waited in the hot afternoon... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you visit Chiang Mai you should make the effort to go see this temple, the views back to Chiang Mai are amazing. The temple itself is fairly unremarkable and fairly busy with fellow tourists which detracts from the experience a little bit. The cheapest way to get there is to go to the red bus station outside of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was really suggestive But too crowded and expencive. Anyway it must be visited if You Are in Chang Mai!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at airport and after pick up by the local tour van, we went straight up to this temple. Steep drive and felt little dizzy upon arrival. Those that have motion sickness, advice to take some medicine. Reach just before sun set and took the cable car rather than the ~300 steps walk to reach the temple. Manage to get... More 

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