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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” (423 reviews)
“chiang mai” (1,646 reviews)
“cable car” (364 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep, Thailand
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+66 53 295 003
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Reviewed today via mobile

The title of this review refers to the 300+ steps one scales to get to this impressive wat. There is a lift available but our guide only told us after the fact as a joke only amusing in retrospect. The beautiful views of Chiang Mai...More

Thank jmguerra591
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our third visit to this Wat. We went mainly for the view over Chiang Mai. We got there before 10am and it was already quite busy. By the time we left it was getting crowded. There is a lot to see - beautiful...More

Thank Jocelyn C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Even the most jaded of Wat tourists will be agog by this number one magical Chiang Mai tourist destination. You just can't beat history...to be able to walk in and touch unbelievably beautiful architecture that is 600 or so years old is a humbling privilege....More

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We read about this temple everywhere on the internet. They said if you haven't seen this one, you haven't seen Chiang Mai. Consequently, we went there with a scooter. We were a bit disappointed, especially because we already had been to Bangkok. After this, we...More

Thank Anouk W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sofyan Yudianto and I rent a scooter from our hotel in Chiang Mai City. Then we went to this temple. Very easy to reach because just one way to the hill. At that time Chiang Mai was so smoky and I don't know why. Personally...More

Thank YogaEfendi
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful and sacred site. After a beautiful drive, either walk up 309 steps flanked by Nagas, a underwater Buddhist mythological snakelike creature, or take a cable car up for 20 baht. Entry to the site is only 30 baht for foreigners. The views...More

Thank hrs314
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The temple on the top of the mountain is amazing. Don't use the lift if your legs can hold you. Climbing the stairs is a challenging experience. The temple overlooks the city and the airport.

Thank YaserKKK
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is just at 30-min from Chiang Mai by red bus. You have several options to get there, by a red bus just for you, which will overprice your ticket but will wait on you so you can come back whenever you want or you...More

1  Thank Claudius F
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The temple itself is beautiful and is set atop a hill. It gives a feeling of calm and quiet to the heart and mind. The architecture is beautiful too! And the view of Chiang Mai city from the top is amazing!!!

Thank hirengoradia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The temple itself is located on the top of the mountain Suthep which is just a 45min trip from Chiang Mai city centre. The view is breathtaking and the temple definitely the most beautiful in the region (at least in my opinion). The best way...More

Thank Christoph M
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Trekking4
16 July 2018|
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Response from Sebastian E | Reviewed this property |
Sure, just rent a scooter. Maybe 20-25 min from the city :)
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C6982KSalig
16 June 2018|
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Response from Maite P | Reviewed this property |
I arrived at 5:45. The lift was working. The only ones there when I arrived were the monks. Everything was quiet and on the floor tiles , you could see the light of the flames of the cangles. I listened to the monks chant... More
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C6982KSalig
16 June 2018|
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Response from Simon M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not sure of opening and closing times; but we got there at 9.30 and al open
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