Doi Suthep-pui National ParkCurrently Closed
- 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
Doi Suthep-pui National Park - Review
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.
Doi Suthep-pui National Park Information
- 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.
How To reach Doi Suthep-pui National Park by Public Transport
- You can take a tuk-tuk or a minibus taxi from the main city.
Restaurants Near Doi Suthep-pui National Park
- Galaxy restaurant
- Baan Rai Yam yen
- S & P lucky plaza
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95% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Doi Suthep-pui National Park in their plan
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25.29% of people start their Doi Suthep-pui National Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Doi Suthep-pui National Park
93.42% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Doi Suthep-pui National Park
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Doi Suthep-pui National Park, Chiang Mai Reviews
Very nice, safe and pleasant experience with my family. Done this with eagle track Zipline. For the very first time a recommended the bronze package. About 1 hour of fun. Book directly from there website. Thanks guys.
Nice but very crowded. There are other temples more traditional and as beautiful as this one. As a matter of fact, the sooner you get to the temples the better it will be because there are fewer people and you can enjoy much more. Specially if you are a person who likes taking picture. If so, it's very important for you to drive early.
Just beautiful.....trust me, take some time to adventure to Doi Suthep, there are many things to do and see. Rain or shine there is always something to spark your interest. You can explore on your own or with friends, but definately just do it. What Are You Waiting For?
This place was wonderful. We arrive and had to pay a small fee to enter. Not much at all and worth itm We took a scooter and parked it in the car park which has plenty of parking. There are a couple little stalls there which sell snacks and drinks which is great and very cheap. 30bht for water etc. There are many waterfalls here to look at. We walked to the top along a path next to the waterfalls. You can wear things but I would recommend inclosed shoes. Each waterfall is unique. You can only swim in 1 waterfall which they tell you about. It is beautiful and you can swim into the waterfall and sit under it. You will have to be a half wrong person and swimmer to do this. Overall it was a great experience and I recommend this to anyone. On the way back there are also many different activities including 4x4, gun ranges etc.
Epic place to have a bounding day or more with these magnificent animals, they are really smart and caring. The hosts themself devout there life for the elephants. You can room freely at the grounds and do as 6ou please as long as it is ethical and safe. Mudding scrubbing and bathing, not just you but you with the elephants! You will never want to swim alone after this this day
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