Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Doi Suthep

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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. 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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  • We went on the Scooter up the hill to this one, as we were told, it was a great trip and the temple is very impressive. My husband is a bit fitter than I and so, he was able to travel up the stairs... 
    We went on the Scooter up the hill to this one, as we were told, it was a great trip and the temple is very impressive. My husband is a bit fitter than I and so, he was able to travel up the stairs...  more »
  • This was one of the few times that I was happy to climb a thousand (Kidding - lots but didn't count) to get to the top of the mountain to see this temple. What a visual treat as well as one of the... 
    This was one of the few times that I was happy to climb a thousand (Kidding - lots but didn't count) to get to the top of the mountain to see this temple. What a visual treat as well as one of the...  more »
  • It feels somewhat absurd (and very bad karma) to write a review of a Buddhist temple but as a visitor experience I would highly recommend you prioritise the temples in Chiang Mai old city. 
    It feels somewhat absurd (and very bad karma) to write a review of a Buddhist temple but as a visitor experience I would highly recommend you prioritise the temples in Chiang Mai old city.  more »
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  • Beauty 5/5 We were told that there were 306 stairs, we didn’t count but there were many. This temple is the most beautiful temple we have visited. There is a shoe locker and our numbers were 15 & 16. While shaking those numbered sticks inside the temple, 2 of the sticks fell out and the numbers were 15 & 16. Don’t know if i should call this a coincidence or blessing.
  • Very nice temple. Would recommend to drive by motorbike. Beautiful route. We also went to the meditation center. Noble & calm place!
  • Most famous temple in Chiangmai. You could now get up by a cable car (don't remember the price) instead of climbing up the steps. Unfortunately, (perhaps for me) the cable car was very crowded and a tourist was talking non-stop in the crowded car while the attendant, who was sitting in a plastic booth), didn't try to hush him up and everybody, including myself, also said nothing to him during the 2 or 3-minute ride. I didn't know about the car until I was going to climb up the steps and a vendor told me about it. I was wearing a light cloth face mask when I should've been wearing a KN 95 (entirely an oversight on my part) at least in the cable car as this was at the very beginning of Omicron in Thailand. Luckily I didn't catch the virus.
  • Liked this place... Not too busy full of local Thai coming to prey.... It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll...
  • Beautiful place to spend the afternoon! I walked from the zoo up the mountain to the temple.

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