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Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (Chiang Mai)

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Thai name : วัดพระธาตุดอยสุเทพ

GPS : 18.80459312,98.92169237 (See on the map)
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai


The mountain of Doi Suthep overlooking the city of Chiang Mai and its top is one of the most popular temples of Thailand, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.Un long staircase where each ramp is a body of dragon and has 309 steps allows arriving at the temple (also exists for a cab ride without effort). From above, if the weather is clear, the view of the valley is superb.

Practical information about Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

A fifteen kilometers from Chiang Mai, the temple is accessible by a winding road up the mountain.
There is a Doi Suthep Line departing fromthe city, a little before Chiang Mai zoo and taking you to the temple for 30 THB per person. The red pick-ups of this line only leave when they have 10 passengers (or ask everyone to pay a little more). From Chiang Mai historical center or anywhere in the city, take a red pickup and tell Doi Suthep bus station to be dropped at the place from where the Doi Suthep Line departs (30 THB per person from the historical center). When you come back from Doi Suthep, you can be dropped directly at Thapae Gate by these same red pick-ups for 60 THB.
Otherwise, red cars offer you to take you to Doi Suthep from the city, wait for you when you visit and bring you back in town for 400 THB (no matter how many people). If you are more than two, it's probably better than using the Doi Suthep Line.
Entrance fee to the Temple: 30 baht

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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