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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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Temple on the hill

It is possible to rent a bike, or take a taxi to get there. Leads to the temple beautiful staircase with huge dragoons along both sides. The temple inside looks rich if you can... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is possible to rent a bike, or take a taxi to get there. Leads to the temple beautiful staircase with huge dragoons along both sides. The temple inside looks rich if you can say that about a temple...

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The taxi ride up the mountain can be fairly gut-churning, the climb up the stairway [300 steps I believe] could be daunting for some, but well worth it. A 30 baht [$1.20 AUD] entry fee for foreigners is charged. The temple and associated images, statues, bells and views are very impressive. My Thai wife found it a very moving experience... More 

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Medina, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This temple is a long ride up the mountain but worth it! Very touristy so expect crowds. Once at the temple, there are 300 stairs to climb that are accentuated by a 7 headed dragon head serpent railing rising along both sides. This temple contains a holy relic of Lord Buddha. Beautiful workmanship - I've never seen anything like it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of stairs (my rough count was 250+, but depends where you start counting). The temple and surrounds are high on the mountain overlooking Chiang Mai, it is a very impressive lookout. Tourists (foreigners?) are asked to pay entry, I recall it was 30 B. There was nobody checking but a sign clearly stated this, seemed lots of people were... More 

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We took the stairs to the temple. It was full of tourists as well as the locals. So it was quite crowded. The view was beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting Wat Doi Suthep was truly a wonderful experience. It is active and you are totally immersed in the practice of Buddhism. I am very thankful to have visited

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wat Prathat Doi Suthep is the most famous temple in Chiang Mai and we visited it one morning in late December. This site is always busy with lots of tourists and since it is high season and close to the Christmas Holidays we encountered even bigger crowds. We bought our tour tickets (Baht 600 or $16.60 each) through a local... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I traveled to this temple with a tour group, and was one of the last attractions to see as a group on a 7-day long tour of Thailand. We stayed for approximately 90-minutes which was a bit short to take this all in. The 300-step climb to the top is a challenge, but you are rewarded with an unforgettable view... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wat Suthep is worth the visit for the views of Chiang Mai alone. The drive up and down is long and extremely winding so if you suffer from motion sickness I would suggest taking some tablets before you go. The temple itself is quite nice but it is suffering from too many tourists being a little disrespectful. The area leading... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is more of a tourist temple than anything else - although it is certainly holy enough for real Buddhists. Just be prepared for the onslaught of people and the posing for selfie shots etc. Honestly, can't people just experience a place for once rather than photograph everything? Well, that is what you will get here. There are beautiful Buddhas,... More 

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