Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Doi Suthep

Climb the 309 steps up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a sacred Buddhist temple set on top of a mountain overlooking Chiang Mai. Take in extensive views of the city below before admiring the impressive artistry of the temple's main buildings and decorative flourishes. Said to have been established in the late 14th century, this well-maintained place of worship remains the subject of many myths and legends, with the truth of its construction and development still a mystery. The evocative design and enigmatic heritage create a powerful atmosphere in the secluded mountaintop location. If you'd rather skip the stairs, take advantage of the efficient tram service. Arrange your visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and discover more family-friendly attractions in Doi Suthep using our Doi Suthep visit planning site.
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  • Crazy drive to get here but well worth it. A beautiful, busy, and yet peaceful temple. The views that are all around the complex are breathtaking.  more »
  • There are many different ways to get to the temple. You can hike, take a tour, or ride a songthaew. We rode a songthaew up the winding roads for about 20 minutes before being dropped off to the main.....  more »
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  • Very crowded and the place seems to be almost all tourist attractions. There are pretty things to see for sure but the many other temples in Chiang Mai are a much better experience. If you have an extra day you should go just for the ride up the mountain. If you have limited time then you are better off to wander the old town and see the many beautiful and real temples there. They are far less crowded and more authentic.
  • This was a cool Wat to visit. Heard some great history about this one and loved the views of Chiang Mai as well. Go check it out. And then go to the hidden temple down the road a bit. (ask someone about it. You can hike to it which is a cool hike)
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