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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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Reviews
I went to this "wat" twice! Amazing! There is so much to see and think about. My wife did not come the second time -- 300 is too many steps. I'm an adjunct professor who teaches World Religions... more »
We saw a lot reviews to do this at sunrise. But we couldn't work out how to get up there in the dark on a moped before sunrise. So we ended up going up for middayish. Glad we didn't attempt the road..... more »
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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