Doi Suthep-pui National ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +66-53210244
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Mountain, National Park, Family And Kids, Monastery , Hill, Picnic Spot
Looming over the city like guardian spirits and providing a sanctuary of forest and mountain cool air, Chiang Mai's sacred peaks, Doi Suthep (1676m) and Doi Pui (1685m) were used by the city's founders as a divine compass in locating an auspicious position. Suthep was named after the hermit Sudeva, who lived on the mountain's slopes for many years, and is the site of Chiang Mai's holy temple Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
Portions of the mountains form a 265-sq-km national park that contains a mix of wilderness, hill-tribe villages and tourist attractions, including Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Despite human encroachment, the park is still an excellent forest playground for city dwellers. Most people stick to the main road, visiting the temple, the winter palace and one of the touristy Hmong villages, altogether bypassing the forested interior.
The eastern side of the mountain stays green and cool almost year-round. The mountain ascends from the humid lowlands into the cool (and sometimes even cold) cloud belt with moss growing on the curbs and mist wafting across the road. Thriving in the diverse climate are more than 300 bird species and nearly 2000 species of ferns and flowering plants. During the rainy season, butterflies bloom as abundantly as the flowers.
- There is concession in the ticket price for children under 14 years.
- Accommodation for camping and stay at bungalows is available.
- The park fee is collected at some of the park's waterfalls. There is no park fee charged to visit the attractions along the main road, though the attractions have their own admission prices.
- Hiking, mountain biking, camping bird watching and waterfall spotting activities are available.
- You can take a tuk-tuk or a minibus taxi from the main city.
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63.71% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Doi Suthep-pui National Park in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
32.7% of people start their Doi Suthep-pui National Park visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Doi Suthep-pui National Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Doi Suthep-pui National Park
Great hike up, great mountain bike experience down. Be advised it's definitely NOT a beginner hike/mountain bike experience. We never done mountain biking before so while it was totally a blast, it proved to be too much for several people on our tour. They opted out and rode in the truck back down.
A must see! I wasn’t sure that I would like it as I thought it would be very commercial. I loved it! We went on Buhdda day, which understandably is a very significant day for Buhddists. I loved the atmosphere. It was amazing to see the very beautiful traditions, ceremonies & the way in which many were dressed in traditional dress for the occasion. Suggest you take the cable car unless you are quite fit. Truly worth it
It is a great place to visit. High on a mountain with a spectacular view! A place most important to the Buddhist people around the world!
Probably my favorite temple in Thailand. Try to visit early to avoid crowds but if you go late, make sure to spend some time walking around and enjoying those magnificent architecture.
Wat Doi Kham gives the refreshing scenic views of Chiang Mai City, Thailand. If one wants to fulfil your wishes then this is the place to offer your prayers to the giant Buddha.