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Located high in the hills above Chiang Mai, this magnificent temple was commissioned by King Kuena, ruler of the region from 1367-1388.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Chiang Mai
Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep 50200, Thailand
+66 53 295 003
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked from down starting point to top of wat took us 2:15 mins the distance is 13 km it was fun we do this almost every year ...up at the way is very beautiful you need to dress sober no shorts no sleeveless no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always a stunning temple to visit. With a lots of history and culture. The temple is so beautifully decorated. The view of aching Mai from the terrace is superb. Love the ride through the jungle before arriving at the temple.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Luckypol168
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this temple around 9am and it was a great experience! There were no crowds at that time, making it a very peaceful visit. The views were incredible!! We highly recommend putting this on your things to do.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kaylee M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the temple on a wet misty day. There are about 300 steps up from the tax/ bus stops which was an easy climb. There is also a funicular car but the queues were quite long. There is plenty to see once you get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pickleinwimbledon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth spending the second half of the afternoon in the temple and wait till sun set. It can get crowded and noisy with the tourist thou.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Slimhj
Reviewed 5 days ago

The is beautiful golden temple on top of the Doi Suthep (mountain of about 1500 m). The shining temple is nicely decorated, including many big and small buddha statues. However, as this is one of the most popular tourist spots, there is always very busy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Caveman_Lee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A beautiful temple that I would recommend to anybody in Chiang Mai. I would advise going by scooter or, for those uncomfortable with the idea of in a larger group, by taxi. Expect a lot of other tourists (there are so many people) and be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Klg96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I went on the scooter to Doi Suthep. The temple itself was very beautiful, but it was too busy. Altough the view was amazing!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ToscaMaria
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Wat to experience in Chiang Mai. FYI lots of steps to get up there though. I think they say about 3000. Buddha, Buddha, Buddha everywhere!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnhayes02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You've two ways to reach the top of the hill , by foot (306 stairs) or a funicular. The temple is not so oversized ,but the , but Thai style is at ihis highest level gold is shining everywhere you move.

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 24, 2018|
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Response from Gaengphed | Reviewed this property |
Well rhe center of Chiang Mai is pretty big. You could check G**gle M@ps, that will give you a very good estimate! From the foot of the mountain to the entrance is about 25 minutes. From there you can take the elevator to... More
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from Warwick B | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course you can visit without being part of a tour guide/group but you must be aware of the respectful protocols that you must abide by. I visited here with close friends from Chiang Mai. As far as I can remember I... More
September 16, 2018|
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Response from craigseale | Reviewed this property |
We traveled without a tour, but it was during the daytime only. I do not know if it is open at night.