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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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Great view of Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That is perched atop Doi Suthep mountain and it may take a little while trying to get to this site, depending on the traffic. Taxi, tuk-tuk, minivans and scooters must... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wat Phra That is perched atop Doi Suthep mountain and it may take a little while trying to get to this site, depending on the traffic. Taxi, tuk-tuk, minivans and scooters must wind up the two lane street up to the temple. The drive is worth it though because it has a great view of Chiang Mai. You have to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This view and temple are certainly beautiful. I don't necessarily think it is a must do as I was told before coming to Chiang Mai. The ride there is pretty long but there was some cool things on the way like driving through Chiang Mai University (CMU) and Wat Umong. Great ice cream at the top - my husband and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this place which is quite a long journey outside of the old town in Chiang Mai but was very happy to come, it was very busy when we arrived and we spent several hours here looking around the various sites and shops here. Definitely something to do whilst in Chiang Mai

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Thank Elliot D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there today, we took a private driver and arrived very early, we were able to beat the crowds. There were tourists but it didn't feel packed yet, we were there at around 8.30 AM. The temple itself is stunning and the views are also spectacular!

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Thank Tquinta
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this at end of trekking up the mountain from Chiang Mai itself, and having spent a few hours walking through the jungle, stopping on the way at the serene Wat Lat, arriving at Way Doi Suthep was an anticlimax. It was heaving with people, and the road leading up to it was very very busy with cars, bikes and... More 

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East Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful views, amazing golden temple. We took the funicular up but took the stairs down. There were crowds, but quiet and serene just the same as everyone is very respectful.

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Thank Heather02380
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just get a red bus up to the temple rather than paying for a tour guide. They'll wait for you while you're there. Nice morning out while in Chiang Mai if you're into temples. Once we saw one temple, they pretty much were the same after seeing a couple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The way to the temple is really nice, fun (with scooter) and beautiful. You can stop on the way at waterfalls, temples and view points... The doi sa tep tample is nice, but very crowded. Very good view point of Chiang mai. Look like a good place to visit for sunrise if you're up for it..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited in the morning and arrived about 10:30, and it was already busy. Go earlier if you can, but the views may be a bit misty. We took Uber and it was only ฿300, and he stayed and took us down again. View of the city exceptional and the Wat was incredible. So much to see and photograph. Excellent... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Why?Actually it is Buddhist monastery in 1383 ... still a working monastery nowadays. The architecture, statues, murals and shrines seen here are nothing short of breathtaking. How to Go? From Chaing Mai Bus Terminal 2, I took the City Bus with 15 Baht to the end station (Chaing Mai Zoo). This is the base of the Doi. Then there are... More 

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