Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Doi Suthep

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. Arrange your visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and discover more family-friendly attractions in Doi Suthep using our Doi Suthep visit planning site .
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  • Great temple complex. Highlight of the golden chedi in the middle. Have taken a tour at night. Great view of Chiang Mai. To the temple you walk about 200-250 stairs, which is faster than you think. For people who are not so good walking there is a lift for 20 Bath
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  • After all the opinions read and the emphasis given to the temple... to say that it is just another temple and, in my opinion, full of tourists, careless and precisely not easily accessible. As a speciality you have 306 stairs, great views in photos and without people, but the reality is another when you get there. I'll fight to climb a step, get people on four legs... and there's a funicular next door for 50 arms, huh? But well, I trust you to be devoted. Honestly, you read this post, I highly recommend visit doi suthep but otherwise, organize a excursion in the mountain, go see the waterfalls (the villages do not please too artificial all already...), I think it will exploit this visit but not from then seeing more equal temples and more markets. However, if you want to go up, you can do it for 60 bath from the north corner of the old city. It doesn't take long to fill the minivan and it's comfortable. Personally, I would invest my day in doing aldo differently than what you've been doing so long in Thailand
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  • Cost for foreigners is 30 baht per person to enter temple grounds. Walking up the 300 steps to reach temple was also very neat as the hand rail is an incredible dragon that lines the entire way up the...  more »
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  • Very cool but also very crowded. Everyone is taking bowing pics which I thought was a little macabre but whatever. If you want to do the hike its about 2 hours and pretty difficult and steep so prepare accordingly. Bring water and bug spray and proper shoes! I don't really recommend it it's kind of a boring hike without many if any view points. I would recommend taking a taxi or driver to the top doing a little shopping and taxing back. Try to smoothies they are amazing! I got a strawberry, banana, avocado - they will let you mix and match. When you go into the Temple you need to wear clothes that cover your knees and shoulders. If you want to you can buy the cool elephant pants and shirts at one of the shops right outside. Enjoy!
  • This was a wonderful visit. The temple is beautiful and I spoke to a few of the Monk's and they were very friendly and we're very happy to talk. We received a wonderful blessing work water and prayer. It was very nice.
  • This is my third time visit in 10 years however now the visitors have now tripled or more than each time my visit. Really wonderful yo be on the top of mountain and lovely weather. Highly recommended if you are in Chiang Mai. Foreigners entry is 30 baht per person and elevator is 20 per pax. We make sure to pay even we speak Thai and are Asian. Will come again.
  • Proper temple. Short uphill drive from city. Car park is down on the left side near to the temple gate. Walked up a few flights of stairs with array of vendors selling clothes and foods to get to the temple gate from carparks. Tickets for cable car and temple entry can be bought at the ticket station after the gate. Short cable car ride and reached to one magnificent temple and its surrounding. It's accessible by wheelchair. Recommend to visit the viewpoint when almost reaching to the temple, it has great food stalls (grills, avocado milk and strawberries). And the view point towering the whole city. Most group just rushed to the temple or back to city but we had a good meal there.
  • Take a red pickup to the top. It's worth a visit. You have to walk up a ton of steps you get to the temple, but there's an amazing view of Chiang Mai inside. The temple is beautiful. Tons of shops around. Give yourself about 45 minutes to take a few pics and check everything out. If you're looking for the perfect picture, give yourself more time. There are tons of little shops outside as well. You can grab a coffee or shake, or peruse the shops after.
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