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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
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Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep 50200, Thailand
+66 53 295 003
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice temple! Quite a spectacular view to the city. many tourists visiting so I will recommend to come early, if u worry about buying souvenir DON'T BE is plenty of stalls to shop at.

Thank Marinesbarrios29
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's 300 steps to the temple at the top of Doi Suthep but it is well worth it. The temple and pagoda at the top are outstanding as are the views of the valley and Chiang Mai below. Be sure to wear sleeves and something...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Majestic temple on top of the hill, wonderful view The stupa is in the central area on the top Foreigners need to buy a tkt tru to organize the visit together with the royal family garden

Thank corrapaola
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this temple today. It houses a Jade Buddha similar to the one in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Although busy it was more respectful than the landmark temples we had visited in Bangkok...More

Thank UKFunMum
Reviewed 6 days ago

Got here by red truck - easy to do and cheap! Lots of steps going up but not hard! Beautiful views from the top, peaceful place to relax! Defiantly worth going!

Thank agbwest
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole experience of climbing the mountain on a scooter, then climbing some more stairs until you reach the temple is just worth it... temple itself is amazing and very spiritual.

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s 309 steps to get in so access isn’t easy for everyone but worth every one, we went on a tour at night and it was so quiet only the sounds of monks chanting. We were shown around each part including the correct way to...More

Thank Shane A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep or the goledn temple is a must visit when you are in Chiang Mai. From the road point is a steep climb of more than 500 steps. But the temples are magnificent. Except that there are very noisy Chinese all...More

1  Thank Tashi D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It can be a bit crowded as it is one of the more popular temples in Chiang Mai. The steps up to the temple look daunting but they are not too bad. I liked the replica of the Emerald Buddha. Also, this temple draws both...More

Thank forshara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous views, tranquil, peaceful and a great view of Chiang Mai. Best to get one of those red tuk tuk type things up to the temple, if you wait 15 mins for others who ads going the same way you can get a return for...More

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24 September 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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16 September 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
16 September 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.