Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

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About Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Phone: 053-295003

Ticket Price: 30 THB

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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A must see, on any visit to Chiang Mai, is the wondrous and holy temple of Wat Phra That which is located near the top of Doi Suthep (Mount Suthep). Built as a Buddhist monastery in 1383 it is still a working monastery today, this breathtaking architecture, statues, murals and shrines will definitely make you pause and have a better look.

The intricately carved 300 steps of the mythical Naga Serpent Staircase will take you to the site where you will marvel at the top of a golden spire that decorates the centre of the temple. The historical murals and shrines decorate the walls of the mini enclave and have a alluring emerald Buddha statue on display.

Outside this central enclave area you will find the shrine to the White Elephant and the story of how the temple on Doi Suthep was founded. There is a wide walkway around the main temple which leads you to a large viewing terrace with terrific views down over Chiang Mai, weather permitting. Just past the viewing terrace is one of the world’s largest gongs, which makes an earthly rich sound when struck. Give it a try, it is allowed.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Information

  • Camera is allowed everywhere except for the main prayer hall of the temple.
  • Lift and cable car facility is available for those who do not wish to take the climb of 300 steps.
  • It is a religious place, so try to keep intact the sanctity of the place and make way for the local devotees.
  • The climb can be tiring, so it is best to carry a water bottle.

How To reach Wat Phra That Doi Suthep by Public Transport

  • You can take a tuk-tuk or a minibus taxi from the main city.

Restaurants Near Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

  • Chiang Mai coffee shop
  • Babylon
  • Sushi jiro Japanese restaurant

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  • We rented a motor bike for the day. Used out international drivers license to get up to the mountain. It we a great adventure. Fill up before you leave or pray too much for gas at the top. There is tons of stuff to eat at buy at the top. The temple is beautiful, but you have plenty of comments from others to read about that.

  • Go with Chiang Mai Driver Guide. They provide good and informative tours which you will learn a lot. Many of the temples in Chiang Mai look very similar, thus going with a guide will allow you to learn more about the statues and the place itself. Beautiful temple on the hills, cool and not crowded early in the morning. Be sure to reach there before 7am to see the sunrise and get to experience the serenity of the temple and the morning process of the monks.

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  • Really nice must do. Have amazing view of not clouded or raining. Very reasonable entry fee (50) and the vibe is chilled. There is even a yoga meditation center if you follow the arrows. Spent a few minutes in their and felt very laid back after. Recommend doing by scooter! Really nice drive.

  • Fun, beautiful and georgeous view. You can take the lift up to the Temple for 50 Baht or climb up 300+ steps for 30 Baht. The climbing is not hard and it's beautiful. We were talking with a Monk there on a 'Monk chat' which was interesting. The food under the temple was nice!

  • Takes 45 mins by cab to get there. Cost 600 baht in cab for 2 people including return but I reckon you could negotiate lower. Was pretty average to be honest. Fairly good view but nothing to phone home about. Worth doing if it's a bit later in the day and you haven't got anything else to do

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