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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  • Worth to visit since they said it is the highest peak of thailand. It is located on top of the hill and yes you need to take the stairs to go up Good luck!  more »
  • "Not made in Chiang Mai if you visit here. "And to go, said friends of Thailand. To rent a moped bike fast rent a car hassle. I borrowed two four. To negotiate a 24-hour 250THB /. Very inexpensive. But I think far destinations took more than an hour. Also was dropped along the way. Chiang Mai city car too many terrible exhaust fumes so regretted. To buy a mask at a convenience store. Rent a car next time. I thought seeing still acquaintance says temple. That's great. It is a temple of gold shining in the blue sky. Next will come early in the morning. Then there's another one. I do not say made in Chiang Mai if you eat Kao SOI. At least I ate said so. Restaurant I ate was like the Curry Udon noodles in Japan.
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  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is the most famous temple in Chiangmai that all the locals must visit...I recommend the tourists to visit too. It is one of the most revered temples by the local and is situat...  more »
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  • Wat Phrathat is a beautiful place to visit. The temple, with its 309 steps, is already an interesting thing to see, but what makes it really special is the view it offers of Chiang Mai from 700 meters (2300 feet) up. You get get there by car/songthaew/taxi or motorcycle from Chiang Mai in about 45 minutes. If you're feeling brave you can also go up there by bike, as I saw some people do. Once you arrive at the temple you can choose to walk up the 309 steps, or go by cable car if the former isn't a viable option. To enter, foreigners need to pay a small fee. I didn't mind this considering most foreigners see the temple as an attraction rather than a religious site. Also it might comfort you to know that the money is used for, among other things, maintenance, charity work and providing and improving education. It is advised to wear appropriate clothing. This mostly applies to women. If you wear sleeveless shirts or short skirts or pants, you'll have to rent a sarong (a strip of cloth) to cover the "inappropriate" parts. At the bottom of the stairs there are some food stands. Next to the temple there is also a cafe of sorts. If you are in Chiang Mai, I highly recommend you visit Wat Phrathat. It should be noted that it is mostly very crowded with tourists, so you might want to go early if you wish to avoid the business. It is one of the most important temples in Thailand and the view over the city and its airport is absolutely fantastic.
  • Quite impressive complex, i loved the green glass elements. Be aware, very crowded, especially while Buddhist holidays. Don't forget to dress appropriately since this is one of the most important complex where pilgrims come. Impressive view over the city of Chiang Mai. Road leading to the complex is really good. very charming place. You can also have a chat with monks on the side.
  • Honestly, this place is nothing special. It takes an hour to get there from the city. Doesn't feel sacred at all, everyone is just telling you to move so they can take a selfie. Sure it looks nice, but just a tiny bit better than the temples in the centre. Way too crowded! Be sure to dress appropriately. Entrance 30 baht. The trip is shorter than it says on google maps. The road up is really good!
  • This is a really amazing place go visit and I think you're trip to Chiang Mai would be truly incomplete without visiting this temple. Situated high on the mountains, the temple gives an amazing panoramic view of the city down below. The temple itself is stunning with countless gold Buddha. The stairs leading up are quite daunting, I will say. No shame in stopping a few times to catch your breath. Definitely visit this temple, you won't regret it!
  • One of the holy places by placing on a hill near the city. A long stairway leads to the temple. Very beautiful place, beautiful temple. The road to the temple from the city is new. This road will surely appeal to bikers. On the way, you can stop at a sight-seeing point from where you have nice view of the city. But you also have a beautiful view on Chiang Mai from the temple.

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