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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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Scootered there ourselves

Rented a scooter in town and drove there ourselves. The roads are smooth (no holes) and not too steep so it was a safe/pleasant ride to the temple. Probably saved a lot of money... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Rented a scooter in town and drove there ourselves. The roads are smooth (no holes) and not too steep so it was a safe/pleasant ride to the temple. Probably saved a lot of money on a scooter vs taking a tour there or being overcharged by a tuktuk. Parking was free, but 30 baht for foreigners to get in to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice temple with amazing view over the city. You have to pay 30bath entrance fee but I think it worth. This temple is considered the holiest temple in North Thailand so I believe it certainly worth to pay a visit. Be ready for the crowed and enjoy it.

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Thank Nathy2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful temple to visit!! A bit of a hike, but completely worth it! Worth the extra money to have a guide with you and hear the history- I also can't imagine taking a red bus up, but there were a lot of people that were. On your way down the hill you can also see a national park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hostel owner recommended that we go here, and I'm sure glad we did. If you do not have a scooter to get around, you can still get here quite easily. On the outside of the old city by the North gate, there is a 7-11 where you can catch a ride up for about 150thb round trip. It is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had two excursion days for the surrounds of Chiang Mai. So on this day we visited Doi Suthep-Pui National Park (NP) starting with its biggest tourist attraction Wat Doi Suthep, then driving on to Doi Pui, Hmong Hillside Village further up the Mount and then returned descending to NP HQ just above the temple and subsequently to the NP... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple is 40 minutes away from Chiang Mai on top of a mountain. Temple gives you inner peace when you sit there. City View from top was breathtaking.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As far as I'm concerned, I didn't find this temple more unique or exciting than other many far-more accessible ones in the city. It was also incredibly touristy and the 302 steps were a bit underwhelming. Perhaps as an auspicious place for religious visitors, it's worth it, but I didn't think it was for me. I mostly enjoyed it because... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the temple by taking a red taxi(songthaew) from Wat Phra Singh. It costs 100 B return. The journey is not for people with motion sickness even though its less than 40 mins long. The temple reveals incredible view of the valley and on a clear day you can see Chiang Mai and the surroundings. There are several places... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid a red taxi 700THB for a round trip. It took about a half hour from old Town Chiang Mai and we arrived at 6pm. There are about 300 steps, the kind that are easy to climb. At the top we expected to see the sunset, but it was so foggy that we just saw the sun go behind... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The temple is accessible by walking up the giant-serpent adorned stairs, or I saw a new addition, a cable car which I did not have time to look. The temple atop the hill hold a relic of the Lord Buddha and is one the temples that is a must on a visit to Chiangmai.

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