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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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A Thai temple you must visit if you are in Chiangmai

Wear temple appropriate clothes, bring you camera and take in the beauty. Great view of Chiang Mai from the top. Option to take stairs or the tram to the top. Take your shoes off... read more

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Renton, Washington
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wear temple appropriate clothes, bring you camera and take in the beauty. Great view of Chiang Mai from the top. Option to take stairs or the tram to the top. Take your shoes off and donate money for a lotus flower, candle and incense and walk around the main temple while saying the traditional Thai prayer (or make your own... More 

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Dubai, UAE
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good place to see on a hill. Overall good environment and sight seeing place for a tourist. As usual Buddist temple. NIce architecture if you love it. Shops available for Clothes and food.

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Rayong, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite its revered place in Thai Buddhist rankings, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is totally over the top in the vulgarity of flower beds full of plastic roses, tulips, orchids and other flowers. PLASTIC! The commercialism of the many food and drink stalls and the shops selling Buddhist amulets and other worthless religious junk further detracts from this sacred and... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Doi Suthep is the crown jewel of the many temples you will find in and around Chiang Mai. Sitting high on the mountain overlooking the city, this temple is a must visit attraction. The drive up the mountain offers a couple of scenic overlooks, a couple of waterfalls and lots of twisty mountain roads. Once you arrive at the temple... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Doi Suthep has been the pride of Chiang Mai since it was built in 1383. The chedi is impressive and the view unique. Go in the morning to avoid intense sun and heat. The morning usually welcomes a quieter audience, moving the ambiance away from hectic tourists.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only 20 minutes drive from Chiang Mai Zoo and there are several Red Bus to the Palace and Doi Suthep only 140baht for return included. Palace is great place to walk but prefer to walk in the morning and Doi Suthep have good city view.

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Thank Hpone A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This temple located outside the city, so you must take songthaew/car to get here. I took grab and cost around 320THB, 40 minutes journey. I think songthaew will cost you not more than 100THB. Many food stalls in front of the gate, so you will not get hungry. To reach the temple, you can climb the stairs (hundreds steps). There... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the wat in April under a threatening sky. We arrived while the parking was hidden in clouds, very mysterious ;-). Don't be alarmed by the stairs, it's not too bad even for a big guy like me! Lots of gold, Buddhas and bells welcome you on top of Doi Suthep. If you can only visit one wat in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful temple and grounds with views for miles if the sky is clear. Best thing is the funicular for those who are not able to walk up the stairs..used by family members who enjoyed it. Lots of folks trying to sell belles, etc. A must see if in Chiangmai.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in 1383 as a buddhist monastery, it still exists till today. To avoid climbing the 306 steps, you can choose to take the tram ride up to the top. The golden pagoda resembles that of shwedagon in yangon but a mini version. you can walk around the temple to have excellent bird's eye view of chiang mai city.

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