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Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep, Thailand
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Phone Number: +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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I wanted to visit this temple on our trip to Chiang mai. We were staying near the north gate of the old city; from this location we took a tuktuk to the university (100 Baht we... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I wanted to visit this temple on our trip to Chiang mai. We were staying near the north gate of the old city; from this location we took a tuktuk to the university (100 Baht we paid, probably could be cheaper ) At the university they have red trucks that will take you to the temple and back 80 Baht... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take the red truck in front of the wat phra singh (old town) to go for 50 baht/one-way. It will take you to the parking lot where you walk the 300-something steps up. Great views and lovely photos within the wat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best way to get their from the city is by red taxi , this wat is so beautiful and the view on chiang-mai is superb ,you can spend their 2 hours easy , their are 2 ways to climb , by stairs (300 of them) or cable-car , we took the car up and the stairs down (30 baht P.p)

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Thalang, Thaïlande
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

25 years after missing the bus to the Doi Suthep, we finally visit this temple, and we really enjoyed the trip. Very large road to the mountain, easy to drive. If you can avoid all the souvenir- and foodshops at arrival, you take the cable car up to the pagoda. Very nice view over Chiang Mai. The temple area is... More 

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Rawai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The drive up to Doi Suthep allows you to look down on Chiang Mai and you can see the pollution than hangs over the city. This is obvious when you experience the traffic jams which spoils such a fine city. Doi Suthep provided a clean air experience on top of the surrounding hills and is a beautiful temple which you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can catch a taxi up but the best way to do it is to take the Wat Pha Lat Hike (Monk's trail). The views are spectacular and so is the main temple - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. The best thing about taking the walk is the other temple on the way up - Wat Pha Lat - which... More 

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This pagoda is on the golden mountain a good 40 mins from chiang mai up a steep mountain road, the road is wide and easy to negotiate. We took a taxi from our hotel. Cost 1000 baht return but we did go to the kings winter palace as well. It gets very busy after lunch with lots of coach tours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there early in the morning after failing to catch the sunrise ( cloudy day ) at Mount Suthep viewpoints. The ticket office was still not open so we didn't get to buy the entrance tickets. We got to see the monks receiving alms and walk around the temple grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived to our Hotel in Chiang Mai at 15h00, we dropped our luggage and went to the entry of the hotel, we stopped the first red van we saw; after negociation we got a nice fare to Doi suthep 400 Bath return (total price) It took us around an hour to get there. We went up to the temple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most sacred temples in the area. It is reached by a winding road with switchbacks to climb up to near where it is located. The final approach is a magnificent over300 step staircase with beautiful Nagas on both sides. It is tree shaded so not too hot, just a lot of stairs😀 (or elevator) When you reach... More 

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