Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 053-295003
  • Ticket Price: 30 THB
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Statue, Family And Kids, Monastery

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep - Review

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

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TripHobo Highlights for Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Contact Number: 053-295003
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Timing: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Price: 30 THB
  • Best time to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Time required to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

  • 95% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in their plan

  • 64.86% of people start their Wat Phra That Doi Suthep visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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94.99% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

People normally club together Wat U Mong and Chiang Mai Zoo while planning their visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai Reviews

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  • This temple has many staircase, you will need to go up to the temple by staircase. The design is very nice and fine. Definitely a good place to take photo here. However, please remember you must wear proper wear that cover your leg, no big collar hole, etc. Inside the temple, you must take off your shoes to pay respect to the temple. You can get flower and candle here, by donate a amount of money to the box (any amount you feel fine). Go into the temple, there is a cardboard with Scripture (english available) for you to pray around the center temple. Also, it has a very good landscape view from high viewpoint. Overall, just bare in mind the clothes before enter the temple.

  • This is a beautiful place of reverance and prayer for many who come. Visitors are required to remove their shoes, and also to dress appropriately. If a visitor had on a tank top (shoulders to be covered), or shorts that were above the knee (men OR women), they were offered a robe to cover up with in the sacred areas. Otherwise it was fine to walk around the rest of the temple area as is. Absolutely stunning!

  • A historical temple. Had been through few phase of changed. To day the temple more or less had become commercial tourist attraction. Can be reach by car, local public transport, bike, bicycle if you really strong enough to climb the very steep road. Arrival at bottom of temple. On can choose the hard way to walk 370 plus steep stair or use the cable car. I recommended the stair. Enjoy the satisfaction of exhausted climb.

  • I am here now and it is quite lovely including the drive up but inside the sacred temple there are Chinese tourists SCREAMING and taking non-stop photos. This is a sacred place with signs clearly saying be quiet. I can't believe the disrespect some tourists have.

  • Most famous temple of Chiang Mai. There is an entrance fee for foreigner. The stairs with dragons are nice. There are many shops where it is possible to buy food or souvenir near the parking. Next to the temple, there is a beautiful view of Chiang Mai.

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