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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep, Thailand
+66 53 295 003
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Located high in the hills above Chiang Mai, this magnificent temple was commissioned by King Kuena, ruler of the region from 1367-1388.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful temple” (396 reviews)
“chiang mai” (1,551 reviews)
“cable car” (344 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep, Thailand
+66 53 295 003
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Reviewed yesterday

I was here before in December 1984..only to climb the 300 stairs up and down...now with the lift facility...one won't gets tired..but only be better if during the travel up and down with the lift.. can see the sorrounding view of the area...

Thank boonphob
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice temple, has a different vibe than the temples in town. Worth visit. It might be a good idea to go during a week as on weekends it is usually crowded. But if you can go just on weekend I would still visit as...More

Thank Enoshan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cheapest way to get there is by Buggy Car Taxi (a shared red car taxi). Depends on your location, it should cost you around 60 to 80 B per person (with uber it will cost more than 400 B!) Once you get there you...More

Thank RonnC
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this temple as much because of the location on top of the mountain and the steps up to it. We got there mid morning, and could park easily in the car-park. When we returned to the car later, there were no spaces left....More

Thank EJR0303
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on a Saturday and the whole area was very busy , possibly during the week it would be quieter nevertheless we enjoyed our visit , the walk up the 300 odd steps is quite easy but is punctuated with very young children in...More

Thank Martin aryeh W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Doi Suthep is a staple and a must-see when visiting Chiang Mai, and understandably so. The temple is something else, its visiting, despite the crowds are too, so is the sight, but something that has stuck with me was the climb up to reach the...More

2  Thank Ane B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So far this is it most beautiful temple I visited in Thailand. Everyday at 6pm monks gather to chant and to pray, just in a same time when sun sets over Chiang Mai. This was so beautiful, overwhelming and intense experience! I definitely recomend this...More

Thank Matea P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wat Doi Suthep is according to some an amazing temple. I have been in CNX many times, and I strongle disagree. Not that it's not a nice temple but there are many more that I find less touristy (busloads) and more unique. (Wat Palad is...More

Thank MennoNaut
Reviewed 6 days ago

After an hours drive from Chiang Mai we arrived at the temple and had the option of 300+ steps to the top or a five minute ride on the cable car. It was over 90 degrees when we were there, so the steps were out...More

Thank Geonannie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took a night tour which first stopped at Wat Umong (underground temple). The main benefit to this was there were no crowds and you could really enjoy the place. The temple is beautiful as are the night views of the whole city from the top...More

Thank nuyu2013
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15 November 2017|
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Response from richy66673 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the red bhat buses are good and cheap but bit rough on the bum going up there. Plus there's so many other things to see near by while your there. Strike a deal with local taxi man. Id say a 1000bhat for the tour up there.
1 November 2017|
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Response from PDR1976 | Reviewed this property |
download the "grab" app and you can hire a driver (works like an uber) highly recommend an early visit.
Emma D
2 July 2017|
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Response from Emily5Grace | Reviewed this property |
My group took the red trucks between bhubing palace and the temple, I'm sure you can walk but it probably would be a long way and it seems kind of unsafe with cars zooming up and down the road. However I saw people biking... More