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Doi Suthep Temple: Amazing Mountaintop Sunrise Tour and Stunning City Views provided by Untouched Thailand

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Doi Suthep Temple: Amazing Mountaintop Sunrise Tour and Stunning City Views

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See the gleaming golden spire and elaborate sculptures of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in peace and quiet on this serene sunrise tour. Watch the light spill across northern Thailand from one of the region’s highest points, and witness a morning alms-giving ceremony that most visitors miss. Your guide is a former monk, so you'll get first-hand insight into temple life and the Buddhist faith. A delicious Thai breakfast is also included.
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    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    For this tour we wake up and leave early in the morning at 05:00 - 05:10 am. and drive up into the mountains to visit the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple ( A Chiang Mai Land-mark.) We highly recommend visiting this famous temple at dawn. The temple is quiet and the monks are just chanting, rousing and going out to receive alms offerings. Without any crowds you can enjoy the magical morning light and incredible views in serenity. It is the beginning to a great and wonderful day. Doi Suthep temple is located on the peak of the Doi Suthep Mountains and is the most famous landmark in Chiang Mai. They say you have not truly been to Chiang Mai if you have not visited this temple ! At the top of the temple you can view the pagoda shining with real gold, and a viewing platform offers panoramic views of the whole Chiang Mai City – take in the wonderful countryside landscape while the sun rises behind the city and mountains. The morning sky and view could be immortalized in a beautiful painting ! Morning life at the temple is unforgettable -the sound of temple bells, monks chanting and the fascinating view of Chiang Mai will fill your heart. Don’t leave Chiang Mai without this impression.!!! Before we continue to the other sites, we will have a nice and original taste of famous and delicious Chiang Mai food. ( Khoi Soy or Thai local breakfast sticky rice and Local Thai KFC. ) After sunrise. we will drop by at the hidden jungle temple and Wat U-Mong to enjoy the serenity surrounding & peace ! Both of them are unique meditation places, very interesting and serene. See you in the morning at 5:00 a.m.-05:10 a.m.
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  • Visit the Doi Suthep temple before the daytime crowds arrive
  • Wake up early to witness a special morning alms ceremony
  • See the dawn light reflect off the golden temple and mountain landscape
  • Get a personal perspective on Buddhist life from a former-monk guide
Important Information
  • Local Breakfast ( Khao Soi or other local Thai breakfast )
  • All fees
  • Bottled water
  • Professional Experienced TAT Tourist guide.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Flexible for party needs
  • VIP. Air-con. Car / Van
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Gratuities
  • Tip or other personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is formal ( Must be long pants or long skirt for temple visit in Thailand )
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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AnessaQira wrote a review Mar 2020
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We booked the sunrise and city view tour; it was an amazing tour and I am glad we booked it. Our guide, Tom, was very informative and friendly; he was a monk previously and had a deep respect for history and culture. The view of the city was incredible and Tom took us to
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Date of experience: March 2020
Justine Cadman wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia401 contributions62 helpful votes
Visiting the temple Wat Phra That Suthep Doi at sunrise was a highlight of our time in Chiang Mail. No crowds with such a peaceful, beautiful atmosphere was worth it. Experiencing the ceremonial Buddhist traditions was special. Non, the tour guide who had been a monk for 6 years
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Jodi M wrote a review Mar 2020
Simi Valley, California67 contributions23 helpful votes
We are not Buddhist but what an experience to learn from a former monk, Non the guide, what it’s like to live as a monk. If Non doesn’t want to do tours in the future, he would make a great photographer! He took the best shots and knew all the best places to stage them. A
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Date of experience: March 2020
Ayesha K wrote a review Mar 2020
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
Very nice and well informed tour! I highly recommend doing the sunrise tour! Seeing the monks chant in the morning was enchanting!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Emily M wrote a review Feb 2020
14 contributions1 helpful vote
We did this tour in Chiang Mai and a visit to this temple is a must. We were told on the tour that this temple can get up to 15,000 visitors in a day, so I can only imagine how crowded it is later in the day. I can't recommend doing this tour enough. We were picked up at 5.15am
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ata was great!
We spent two days with Ata--one in Chiang Mai and one in Chiang Rai. He was very knowledgable and friendly. Origina
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Tom, amazing guy
This was one of our best days in Thailand. Tom knows so much about Thai culture and history and is willing to cust
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If you only have one day for a tour of the mountains
Guide and driver Lek was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful all day long. This was a nice mix of activities starti
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Great tour guide
Our tour guide Siphon personally met us at arrival Chiang Rai Airport. He took us all the best scenes must to see.
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Best choice for Chiang Mai
Thank you Untouched Thailand ! We had a great vacation with Mr. Sipohn, he is a very clever, full of knowledge and
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Untouched Thailand is the best
Dear Sipohn, I would like to thank you once more regarding for your all effort ... To all , Highly recommended comp
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4 Day private tour
We did a 4 day private tour through northern Thailand with Non. He was an excellent driver, picked us up on time e
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Doi Suthep at Sunrise- perfect!
We had a fabulous tour of Doi Suthep at sunrise with John! It was SO worth getting up early for to avoid the crowds
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What an amazing DAY
TOM was the best tour guide we ever had!! We got picked up 9am sharp by a friendly man named Tom. He spoke great en
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Tremendous tour.
We completed the tour in December, it was very interesting & the guide was very knowledgeable. It was well worth th
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Sunrise Tour is the sine qua non for a great visit in Chiang Mai
Booked a family tour for Sunrise on Doi Suthep temple. Non, a former monk, was our guide and we liked him a lot.
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The Perfect Way to Enjoy A Real Chiang Mai
We were served by 2 guides, one for cycling and the other for trekking. They both had so much information to share
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5 days we will never forget!
We booked a 5 days trip in the north of Thailand with this agency. From the beginning, the owner, Sipohn, was super
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What made this excursion truly exceptional was the tour guide, Tom. A former monk at Doi Suthep, Tom explained to m
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The most amazing tour with the most amazing people - Lek & Fern!
My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to stumble across this tour after our hotel told us it was not possible to vis
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