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“Nice cooling, peaceful and harmonic atmosphere”

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located high in the hills above Chiang Mai, this magnificent temple was commissioned by King Kuena, ruler of the region from 1367-1388.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Lovely view over Chiang Mai. You Can walk the 300 stairs up to the temple area or go by tram. Lots of flowers and trees.

Thank Anne_Globetrotter
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The drivers that take you up want a lot of money for a quick trip to a temple on the hill. It wasn't that special after seeing many temples around town and Bangkok and when its hazy out, there is no view from the top.

Thank kimberly215
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Nicely located on top of a hill but even in off season it is filled with tourists so it really takes away any charm. Plenty of street vendors that come with it. So I would suggest if possible to come ver early before all tourists arrive then it may be peaceful and serene otherwise not.

1  Thank lmourey
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We chose to take the cable car up to the temple in the evening. I guess we missed a ritual that monks carry out around 5:30 PM. But the silence at the temple and the views from the temple were just amazing

Thank punits798
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

It takes about 1/2 or more to get there but well worth it. Nice country-side to see. Loved the steps to get up to is and the views from the top. We happed to be there when it was very slow, mid-day. But is was hot, hot, hot.

Thank alongwayaway
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