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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  • Yes, if the weather is good the view is quite nice but this place is awful in every other respect. You start at the crowded drop off point, dozens of taxis, coaches, private cars all looking for a...  more »
  • Thailand has many beautiful and unique temples but after visiting Wat Phra That Doi Suthep it changed everything. Located in Chiang Mai, a city of lovely temples on top of Doi Suthep mountain around.....  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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