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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Doi Suthep

Categories: Observation Decks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Climb the 309 steps up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a sacred Buddhist temple set on top of a mountain overlooking Chiang Mai. Take in extensive views of the city below before admiring the impressive artistry of the temple's main buildings and decorative flourishes. Said to have been established in the late 14th century, this well-maintained place of worship remains the subject of many myths and legends, with the truth of its construction and development still a mystery. The evocative design and enigmatic heritage create a powerful atmosphere in the secluded mountaintop location. If you'd rather skip the stairs, take advantage of the efficient tram service. Plan to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Doi Suthep attractions using our Doi Suthep tour planner.
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  • I do WAT ever previously visited and discovered that the tourist crowd has gotten bigger. Walking they prefer a smaller WAT visit, where it's quiet. There are very many of them.
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  • Been here a few times now make sure you get there for about 6pm you then miss the mass amount of tourists, you get to to see the sunset over the city and you can walk around the temple without feeling...  read more »
  • One of the most important temples in Chiang Mai! Located outside of the city 11 km up Doi Suthep Mountain this temple is a must see! It always has a large number of devotees performing religious rites...  read more »
  • Beautiful, if not massively impressive in size, temple with fantastic views over Chiang Mai. Try to go on a clear day, and leave CM at 8am to beat the crowds. The cable car isn't necessary to get to the top of you are of average health or better. Also, the dress code didn't seem to be strictly enforced. Worth venturing a few minutes further away to the scenic Bhubing Palce, which makes a great combo.
  • This is a beautiful temple like a signature of chiang mai this temple and road from foothill untill top made from monk he name krubarsrivichai
  • A sacre place for Thai buddhism. The Wat is all covered by gold and in the sunny days the view of valley of Chian Mai is amazing.
  • Ok, this best known temple on Doi Suthep might be a bit touristy, but also always overflowing with locals, doing their religious chores. This makes it an interesting place to visit, and the trip up into the cooler hill also give you some recluse from the heat of the city. Hiring a songthaew should cost you no more than 500 baht for the return trip.
  • Long trip from town, but so worth the view. Stunning experience... but if you're wearing shorts, prepare to cover up if you want to enter the temple.
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