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Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain)

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Mae Hia Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

20-30 min outside the city Temple on the mountain, with view Popular for pray and buy lottery ticket Less foreigner tourist than doi suthep

4  Thank djay1212
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Visiting this temple was a waste of our money and time. There were donation boxes and shops EVERYWHERE, even inside the supposed most holy area of the temple. We were told to remove our shoes and observe a couple of other things as a sign...More

3  Thank TerraChua
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People going on about the stairs... not sure if I walked up a different set, but honestly if you are of average fitness and have some water, you'll be fine...I was expecting way worse after reading reviews on here😂.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very nice! The view as well. Around the temple is a tiny market where you can get something to eat and drink.

1  Thank Raedawnz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is the most important and largest Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand, about 15 km away from city center on the top of a hill called Doi Suthep, about 3500 feet high from sea level. According...More

2  Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide took us here very high up the mountain. Beautiful temple & views of Chiang Mai below. Enjoyed visiting the temple & the crafts area below. A tram takes you to the top & you can also walk down the stairs to avoid the...More

1  Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We mistaken visited this way on a Sunday, and I thought it would be busy , but although a lot of people it was very ordily and calm, typical Thai, going to pray to their Budda, a great experience and beautiful view from the mountains.

2  Thank Henry D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking to see a temple (wat) that is better or just as good as Doi Sutep, this is not it. However, it was very enjoyable, picturesque and was well worth visiting.

3  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This temple was my favorite of all the temples, it is high up in the mountain and the view is breath taking so much to see here and so much shopping. This is a must. I had a great time.

1  Thank ginaa55
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I have never walked up so many stairs. However, so worth it. Those stairs although breathing taking were savage to walk up. If you are not about that life you can drive there. At the top is a temple with lots of areas to visit...More

2  Thank Roving205214
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Temples and local markets. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We were never rushed throughout the entire tour. Visiting the local Chinese market was an add on which is a must to see while here in Chiang...More

1  Thank W8967VEsusanp
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I have had many many time been this temple. Every time it was very nice and warm to me. This place make me happy and belive.

Thank Relax818912
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11 December 2017|
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Response from Kate B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there was no gates or point of pay its and open area so should be fine
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17 June 2017|
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Response from Lean T |
Thank you!! I just came from the temple and came right before sunrise. It was chilly and I was the first one that arrived there and had the whole place to myself before tourists started coming in. Def recommend going right... More
17 November 2016|
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Response from 915kens | Reviewed this property |
Would recommend booking hotel through one of the online booking sites. I use Agoda but there are several other sites that do the same including Trip Advisor. The same applies to flights. Use either the airline site direct or... More