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Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain)

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Mae Hia Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 248 604
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Reviewed today

There are lots of great temples in Chiang Mai and I regularly like to walk round them. However, this one is worth the extra effort. It's stunning as are the views.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As you approach this temple sitting high above the city of Chiang Mai it certainly does not fail to impress. A gold statue of Buddha stand towering high into the sky and as the sun shone down it was blinding at times. The temple was...More

Thank 2mumies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a good time with my ex-boss (retired official of UNHCR Thailand) at Wath Prah That Doi Kham! My Boss (Catholic) and his wife (Buddhist) took me here in September 2016 (but date selection allowed only from 2017). A nice temple on the top...More

Thank SophoanL
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great viewpoint, place is special to Thais as they believe u come here and make a wish and it will come true. The process is explained in English, so tourists try to. 500 baht taxi, they wait for u, then back to Chiang mai, no...More

2  Thank aussiejulie
Reviewed 13 August 2018

It has beautiful scenic point and good atmosphere in winter season. This place in full of faithfulness of buddhist to respect the buddha.

1  Thank YaYa569
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Lost for hundreds of years, Wat Doi Kahn is 1300 years old. Popular with locals, with two of the tallest Buddhas in Chiang Mai. Crowded on holidays and festivals.

1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Great to be out of the city for a bit to glean the spectacular view from the top. Much to see here: a variety of Buddhas, stupas, and temples. At the same time, a bit overwhelming with all the tourists at 10 a.m.; of course,...More

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Most Thai people go there to pray and ask for certain things and they will come back with jasmine garlands if they get what they asked for. I find this too commercialized. Having said that, the view on the hill is really nice.

1  Thank Piangpat N
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to make merit. Good view with easy access. It was not too far from town. Near the Night safari. Try some lotto for lucky...

1  Thank Yutha
Reviewed 16 July 2018

One of the best temples in Chiang Mai, about 30 min by car. Totally worth to visit. Very interesting. Beautiful lighting in the evening.

1  Thank Mark D
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11 December 2017|
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Response from Kate B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there was no gates or point of pay its and open area so should be fine
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17 June 2017|
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Response from Lean T |
Thank you!! I just came from the temple and came right before sunrise. It was chilly and I was the first one that arrived there and had the whole place to myself before tourists started coming in. Def recommend going right... More
17 November 2016|
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Response from Ken S | Reviewed this property |
Would recommend booking hotel through one of the online booking sites. I use Agoda but there are several other sites that do the same including Trip Advisor. The same applies to flights. Use either the airline site direct or... More