Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Doi Suthep
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Known for its stunning landscape, Doi Suthep-Pui National Park also houses a winter residence for royalty and a sacred Buddhist temple. Take a hike through these lush trails and try to identify wide ranges of wildlife and plants in this protected evergreen forest, including the crocodile salamander, parrots, and tall oaks. The highlight, however, remains the towering waterfall where you can swim in the bottom pool. Consider camping overnight for amazing stargazing. With our online itinerary creator, Doi Suthep attractions like Doi Suthep-Pui National Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • DOI Suthep-not only is the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, but also National Park, where a lot of interesting stuff) there are waterfalls, Lookout, and if you go on a bike or car, you can reach the camping in the mountains and stay there for a day or two. Such a trip for the day, especially if you will stop at the waterfalls or somewhere else. We left at 8 am and returned to 9 pm. On the way up you can go grab a snack in the cosy café Hug Him Doi Thai Coffee, and if you go a little further-see a small temple and enjoy the silence (on the left side of the road, do not miss). Next will be an observation deck, with its beautiful view of the city. In addition, the road will be pointers to different waterfalls. But to the waterfalls to visit separately, to walk for fun) We shrine, go further, passing several villages and the Palace. Everywhere you can stop and take a walk or enjoy coffee, tea. The road gradually narrows, there are potholes-be careful. The bends are worth special pointers depicting Gorna-be sure to click on the Horn before turning to traveling to know about you. Next stop-lookout Doi Pui. Her city is visible at a glance, and at sunset it is simply fabulous. The locals come to admire the views. Here sell hot corn and roasted sweet potatoes, very tasty) in a trip sure to bring something warm in the evening in the mountains becomes cool and on the track even colder because of the speed. The road climbs further and eventually leads straight into camping) around the jungle, mountains, incredible beauty. If you are not going to stay here overnight, it's best to go down to the temple before darkness to pass before a difficult stretch of road.
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  • Doi Suthep is a 30 mins drive from Chang klan and can get busy during peak season. drive up to the foot hill and either take an elevator or walk up the steps. The climb can be trying but good feel. fo...  more »
  • We were warned about the huge crowds but fortunately it was relatively quiet. We opted for the cable car, way too many steps for us oldies. The temple was very interesting, the views were breathtaking...  more »
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  • Very beautiful!! The monks gave us a bracelet, the views at the top were amazing and there is a big market nearby where you can buy food and souvenirs for a good price. I recommend you to rent a motorbike (or bicycle if you are feeling brave and adventurous) to take you to the top, taxis are also available, but make sure to get a good price sine it really isn't that far.
  • The car journey up the mountain is an interesting one. The roads are fine but the hills have a good gradient on them. Make sure that you stop off along the way up to take in the views of the whole of Chiang Mai as they are breathtaking. Once at the bottom of the steps to the temple, brace yourself as the steps get a little steeper and wider. The walk up is worth it as the spiritual feeling you get as you walk through the doors is amazing. Make sure that you take your shoes off and walking around the temple barefoot as a sign of respect and to keep the temple dirt free. You can see a monk and be blessed by them. Lots of people take gifts or if you don't have a physical gift then you can always leave money as a gesture for them. The temple is very peaceful and people are respectful of this. If you are in Chiang Mai then this is a must visit!
  • Really nice place. Please dont cheat with the entrance fee (only for foreigners). It's a beautiful place and costs not so much. 30 TBH p.p. for a tourist is no big deal. Maybe take a little towel with you. You have to take of your shoes and after a long rain you can dry your feet.
  • The stunning gold Stupa or Pagoda is amazingly beautiful and worth travelling to near the top of the mountain for. Visit it in day or night and if you're lucky you'll see the monks in their natural habitat for a truly magical and surreal experience.
  • The Doi Suthep national park is incredible. The wat is very nice but too touristy. There are better wats in the city with a fraction of the tourist