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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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Golden pagoda temple

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We rented a scooter and left Old Town at 5am to make it to Doi Suthep by sunrise. Traveling up the hill in the dark was a bit hairy but watching the city lights disappear and the sky change colour was worth it. Also we could then be at the Wat before all the tourists arrived, we were the only... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing temple not too far from the city Centre. We drove up from the hotel, around 40 min good road until the temple. We took the entrance 30 bath with the cable car ride 50 bath. The temple was very crowded in the afternoon and at the view point we took some stunning pictures of the city and surrounding.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure to dress appropriately when going to Buddhist temples especially in Chiang Mai they are very strict. If you don't want to go up the stairs, there is a lift a little ways down hill its a small fee. But beats the climb. Take shoes off and place on racks and enter the temple. It is a golden splendor.... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably the least interesting temple we have visited in Thailand. High prices, old figurines, crowded, and kitscy. The haze didn't offer a nice view to the city. I would reccomand the old temple in Chiang mai instead of this.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my favourite temple in Thailand. The setting and grounds are beautiful and there are lots of little places to get away from all the crowds in the main temple. Well worth the entry fee! If you dont feel like climbing the 306 steps there is a cable car at additional cost to get to the top ( 50... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful temple especially at late afternoon/ sunset. The monks chant at 6pm and everyone sat around to listen. The whole ground is clean and there are as many worshippers as sightseers. As there are approx 300 steps to the temple, there is a funicular to take us to the top of the hill. We manage to walk down! Pretty view... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went in the mid afternoon and had no problems with crowds. We reached the temple by taking the funicular a short distance to the top. There is a large golden pagoda surrounded by Buddhist temples and other buildings, with lots of Buddha images. Due to its location you get wonderful views. It is nice to walk down the 300... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can either take a lift or walk up to the main temple where you need to take off your shoes. Lovely view from the top.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a stunning temple and surrounds but gets very crowded indeed. Go very early in the morning-- if you can manage , catch sunrise as well.There is a cable car affair which avoids the long walk up the stairs if you are old and no longer have the stamina--worth the fee.I'd rate this very highly.The Temple of the Emerald Buddha... More 

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