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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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amazing wat

It's on a top of a montain so you have to take either the local bus (super cheap) or a tourist car-red type (also fine price) to go up there. After you arrive you have to take the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Poznan, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The view is breathtaking, but the drive there is horrible (assuming you are using the red "taxi" as most people do) and the drive back is even worse. The steps are not scary, the temple itself looks great, but is too crowded, besides the temple there is one view point which is the main attraction. Go only if the weather... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's on a top of a montain so you have to take either the local bus (super cheap) or a tourist car-red type (also fine price) to go up there. After you arrive you have to take the stairs up. Walking up can be a little challenging in rainy season but not a big deal, if you don't have health... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was quite an experience. From the time you walk off the road. There is an amazing dragon style banister which leads all the way up the stairs to the Temple at the top. There is access around the outside of the Temple. This is a nice area, once you go in through the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep enclosure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Drove up the twisty mountain road and there at the top of the mountain overlooking Chiang Mai is the beautiful Temple. So much to see and enjoy for all ages. Light a candle, say a prayer and ring the bells. Overlooking the second largest city in Thailand, the views are wonderful and the air is fresh. One can see for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not too high up, many steps but difficult. Not very organized, and not very clean either. Too many people trying to sell things and too touristy. It is easy to get to by red bus or taxi, a tour wouldn't be necessary.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw a lot of wats, but this one is above and beyond all of the rest. What an amazing structure and campus. The temple itself is sprawling, creating a reflective opportunity, even though there are hundreds of tourists. Make sure to visit the two villages a few miles down the road. Downside: so many tourists, which brings out all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful and important Wat for the Thai people that is unfortunately so overrun with tourists, it almost became uncomfortable. I had hired a private driver to pick me up from my hotel and take me up to the Wat and then over to the Karen Hill tribe village for only $1200 Baht, so it was a great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went there one misty morning. we took a red pick up truck that we share with other travellers. We agree a round trip and they wait for us at the end of the stairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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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