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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  • We visited on a bright and sunny day and had to wear sunglasses to view this majestic gold covered temple. It has incredible statues surrounding the base. It’s all simply stunning. We hired a driver t...  more »
  • Aboard a songtaew in Khonkaen hotel, first go to the wattplatartdis tape stop in front of Chiang Mai University. Departing passengers 10 people gathered and told where to stand. Time consuming to gather 10 people going to stop very early in the morning. 9:00 people gather round from the past about the constant. Point here! It's to get a passenger say when riding your son Teo at this point! Feeling worse after nearly 30 minutes 九十九折ri mountain in narrow side on the back! Whether or not the nauseating here, will largely dictate the wattplatartdis tape for later enjoyment. But if you just go in a group of more than one person, I only ride. Buy the tickets if you arrive safely. The 350 or so long stairs up on its own, or even also somewhere in the cable car, with your physical condition at the time of the. Of course, is the cable car high-price. Golden pagodas show up into the main hall of a no shoes policy. Major tourist destinations of the temple is very small but still numerous Buddha images are great. From 1080 m above sea level is behind the temple, weather permitting, the Observatory overlooking the city of Chiang Mai is one of the attractions. By the way toilet (free) is just off the top of the cable car.
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  • Kuil ini terletak di bukit dengan pemandangan ke arah Chiang Mai yang sangat bagus. Bahkan ketika masih di perjalanan menuju kuil ini, kita sudah bisa melihat kuil tersebut dari bawah, kota Chiang Mai...  more »
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  • Really nice must do. Have amazing view of not clouded or raining. Very reasonable entry fee (50) and the vibe is chilled. There is even a yoga meditation center if you follow the arrows. Spent a few minutes in their and felt very laid back after. Recommend doing by scooter! Really nice drive.
  • A 15km winding mountain drive to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and the 300 intricately carved mythical Naga Serpent steps leads to near the top of the“Doi Suthep/Mount Suthep". Included in our tour was the cable car ride and before seeing the pagodas, statues, murals, bells, a museum and shrines, we were reminded on appropriate dressing and removing footwear. So, I wrapped the scarf I always carry while travelling around my waist and walked into the temple - a must see iconic tourist destination, built as a Buddhist monastery in 1383 and is still a working monastery till today. This site is well maintained, the entrance fee is reasonable and "Lo And Behold" the Chiang Mai view/mountain scenery. The golden spire which decorates the centre of temple was the first sight, next the Emerald Buddha beautiful copy statue whereas the real statue I have seen in Bangkok as well. Outside this area there's the shrine to the White Elephant, the story on how the temple was founded and the world’s largest gongs, lines of bells and orchids are within the wide walkway.
  • Climbing the steps up to Doi Suthep is a must when visiting Chiang Mai. It can be very crowded especially at weekends and of course Buddhist holidays but even then the atmosphere here is still very peaceful and calm. Spectacular view over the beautiful City oft Chiang Mai if not to hazy. Feels and looks almost like a pagoda in neighbouring Myanmar.
  • Worth visiting when you are in Chiang Mai. You need to pay 50 baht/person for a cable car ride to the temple, which at the top of a hill. You can also enjoy Chiang Mai city from here. It has many Buddha Statues from different styles as well as to learn the Buddhist journey before He born till he died. You pay respect to the Pagoda by a three times clockwise walking rounds it.
  • Other reviews cover a lot of detail. For those who can't manage the stairs, take the enclosed cable car. It's in the building behind the ATM signs. Remember to abide by the dress code.

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