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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Doi Suthep

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#2 of 100 in Historic Sites in Chiang Mai Province
Must see · Observation Deck · Lookout
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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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  • Quite Tranquilit place for somebody who want to find the togetherness of religion and culture. You don't have to take your shoes off. 
    Quite Tranquilit place for somebody who want to find the togetherness of religion and culture. You don't have to take your shoes off.  more »
  • Watch locals worship and take family photos at this location is one thing that I don’t see in other wats. I also like the huge dragon that make the stairway fun 
    Watch locals worship and take family photos at this location is one thing that I don’t see in other wats. I also like the huge dragon that make the stairway fun  more »
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  • Love this place and spent over an hour here. Once up at the Temple a sign asks you to purchase an entry ticket, but there's no one staffing the ticket office. Great views over the valley and Chiang Mai, and a lovely Temple with many shrines. Fairly quiet when I was there around 9.30am and nice and cool. Before you get to the Temple there are many stalls selling local crafts and beverages. Lots of spaces available for motorcycle parking.
  • A beautiful temple with lovely views from the observation deck. We were welcomed by friendly monks who will offer you a blessing regardless of your religion. There is plenty of peaceful seating areas to rest and meditate. However, the temple itself is probably not as memorable as other temples in Chiang Mai.

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