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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 yesterday via mobile

The temple Doi Suthep is beautiful and offers a spectacular view of Chiang Mai. Yes, it’s a tourist attraction, but we have visited there twice and saw mostly Thai visitors. No entrance fee but several opportunities to make donations at the temple. Plan on wearing...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ChicoRanMan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Doi Suthep - the temple on the mountain. It was about a 45 minute or so partially up the side of a mountain but was definitely worth it! To get to the actual temple you can either take...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank amymillsx
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful temple set up high on a mountain with great views over Chiang Mai. We took the lift up as we have young children and were short on time. Entry was 30 baht and lift 20 baht. Would have liked to stay...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank onceabackpacker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monk's Trail Hike to this temple and Wat Pha Lat was one of our favorite experiences in Chiang Mai. The second half of the hike to Doi Suthep is steep, but boy is it worth it! Of note, there were no orange cloths marking the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jillian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The amazing Wat Prathat Doi Suthep in the mountains overlooking Chiang Mai is a must do when in this city! The temple itself is beautiful and such a peaceful place to sit, meditate and receive a blessing from a monk if you’re into that type...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here as part of a Thai holiday from Canada. We learned some of the history and understood this was a religious pilgrimage for some. There are hundreds of thousands of visitors that come here, so crowded. But everyone is respectful, and it’s beautifully upkept.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank frrisk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lost much of its charm over the last 10 years - very touristy. It is not easy to see the decline of sacred sites especially through overcrowding. Foreigners need to pay to visit so it kind of begs the question as to whether this is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CaptLima
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is absolutely stunning! The striking gold structure is quintessentially Thai. Every visitor to this temple will feel a sense of inner calm and peace. This place is definitely a must-visit in Chiang Mai, and we will come back for sure!

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank OliviaM2096
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent 1/2 day trip. Got up there early. Glad I did. Swarms of buses arrived as I left about 11am. The trip up the mountain is a joy on its own: large numbers of locals and others cycling up a never ending Doi. Lots...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank pian0jim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They say you haven’t arrived in Chiang Mai until you’ve visited Doi Suthep. The most beautiful temple in the area! So ornate with all of the gold and is told to hold relics (ashes) of Buddha himself. Certainly can’t go to Chiang Mai and not...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from sflsenglish | Reviewed this property |
Based on what I did yesterday. A grab taxi from the Furama hotel was 400baht (2 people = 200 each). Coming back I took one of the red truck taxis, it’s 30baht each if there are ten people in the truck. I negotiated 60baht... More
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6 April 2019|
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Response from Jay N | Reviewed this property |
Take a local cab there. You can find some local cab such as Tuktuk in Bangkok, but local people called Songtheo…. It is cheap. You can ask driver to wait for you after finishing a visit. It will take you about at least 1... More
14 January 2019|
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Response from samong6911 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes need to wear long pant and t shirt to respect the temple