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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Tours

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
The golden spire of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep glitters near the summit of Doi Suthep, a 5,499-foot (1,676-meter) mountain outside Chiang Mai. The wat, established in 1383, is one of northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. The International Buddhist Center at the wat hosts informal discussions, chanting, and meditation.

The Basics
As one of Chiang Mai’s most popular attractions, Doi Suthep Temple is typically included in many Chiang Mai tours, along with other area temples and hill tribe villages. Those with an interest in the spiritual life of Thai Buddhists can opt for an early-morning tour to join locals as they give morning alms to the temple monks. Half- and full-day tours with English-speaking guides are available, and most include hotel pickup and drop-off in Chiang Mai.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a must-visit for spiritual travelers and first-time visitors to Chiang Mai.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces, and be prepared to do some climbing.
  • The temple is accessible to wheelchair users (including the elevator and cable car to the top), but there are some steep ramps.

How to Get There
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is in Doi Suthep–Pui National Park, 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Chiang Mai. If not on an organized tour, jump in a minibus taxi from Chiang Mai. A tram takes you to the summit and the wat, or you can trek along the winding road and climb the 306 steps.

When to Get There
Doi Suthep is a very popular attraction in Chiang Mai. To avoid the crowds, plan to visit first thing in the morning or later in the afternoon. Try to visit on a clear day for the best panoramic view from the top.

History of Doi Suthep Temple
Initial construction of the temple, which gets its name from the mountain on which it was built, dates back to 1386. According to local legend, an elephant carrying Buddhist relics (including a piece of shoulder bone from the Buddha) was sent out from Chiang Mai, but instead of keeping to the flat countryside, it climbed up the mountain and stopped at the summit. A temple was commissioned on the site to hold the relics.
Address: Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Huai Kaew Road, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province 50200, Thailand
Hours: Open daily 7am - 5pm
Admission: 30 baht
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Wat Doi Suthep: Amazing Sunrise on Mountaintop & Stunning Chiangmai City Views

Wat Doi Suthep: Amazing Sunrise on Mountaintop & Stunning Chiangmai City Views

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Beat the crowds and see a spectacular sunrise from one of Chiang Mai’s highest points during an early-morning tour to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. This unique tour offers you the chance to experience an alms-giving ceremony in the early morning and explore the famous temple without daytime crowds. Plus, a former-monk guide provides insight into Thai culture and the Buddhist religion.
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  • 5 hours
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Doi Suthep Temple and Bau Thong Waterfalls Private Tour

Doi Suthep Temple and Bau Thong Waterfalls Private Tour

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See cultural and natural sights of northern Thailand on this private full-day tour to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a temple located near the top of Mt. Suthep, and Bau Thong Waterfalls. This day trip provides the chance to visit one of Thailand's most sacred sites, enjoy impressive scenery, and learn about a local culture at Karen Long Neck Village. Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch at an orchid farm are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Amazing Night tour ! Wat umong & Doi suthep at Night - Top Must visit place

Amazing Night tour ! Wat umong & Doi suthep at Night - Top Must visit place

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Once the sun sets, Chiang Mai takes on a completely different character. See the city magically illuminated on an evening tour that reveals two of Chiang Mai’s most-popular temples—Wat Umong and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep—at night. Visiting the temples at night means that you’ll benefit from cooler temperatures and less crowds.
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Amazing 4 top temples: Doi Suthep temple, White temple,Blue temple, Black house

Amazing 4 top temples: Doi Suthep temple, White temple,Blue temple, Black house

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- Visit the great top 4 temples in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in a day trip. - We first  will  visit   Doi Suthep temple and enjoy Chiang Mai city views. ( A must visit  when you are  in Chiang Mai.) - Second we visit Famous white temple - Third we will visit  blue temple - And we will end up the day with visit black house. A great arts  Museum  in Chiang Rai.
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Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour

Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour

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This half-day Chiang Mai temple tour explores the most famous and picturesque of the city’s 36 Buddhist Wats, the perfect introduction to Northern Thailand’s cultural and religious capital. Experience Chiang Mai’s most visually stunning Buddhist temples, including the gorgeous 600-year-old Wat Phrathat Doi Sutep atop the 5,300-foot (1,615 meter) Doi Suthep Peak, plus plenty of great photo-ops. The tour includes the services of a guide, entrance fees, air-conditioned transport and hotel pick-up and drop-off from central Chiang Mai.
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  • 3 hours
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Wat Doi Suthep Temple and White Meo Hilltribe Village Half-Day Tour from Chiang Mai

Wat Doi Suthep Temple and White Meo Hilltribe Village Half-Day Tour from Chiang Mai

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Experience the beauty of northern Thailand’s mountains on this half-day tour of Wat Doi Suthep Temple and White Meo Hilltribe Village from Chiang Mai. Take in the natural landscapes as you relax on a scenic drive through the winding roads that lead to Doi Suthep Peak and pay a visit to the Meo hilltribe, where you’ll learn about their traditional way of life. You’ll discover breathtaking scenery and an unspoiled rural life on this informative and memorable journey.
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4-Hour Doi Suthep and Temples Tour from Chiang Mai

4-Hour Doi Suthep and Temples Tour from Chiang Mai

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Explore Chiang Mai’s most splendid temples on a 4-hour cultural tour through the city’s gleaming spires, hushed sanctuaries and towering stupas. Climb 300 steps to the mountaintop Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, with commanding views of the surrounding countryside. Stroll the pristine clusters of white chedi in Wat Suan Dok, which contains the ashes of Chiang Mai’s former royal family, and discover the weathered pagodas of Wat Jed Yod, an atmospheric temple whose ‘seven spires’ date to the 15th-century and are nestled in lush jungle foliage.
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Alms and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Private Chiang Mai Tour

Alms and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Private Chiang Mai Tour

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Discover a Buddhist alms ceremony and temple on a 5-hour, private trip from Chiang Mai to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Warorot Market. With personal assistance from a private guide, you’ll join in a Tak Bat ceremony giving food to Buddhist monks, visit a temple set high on a mountaintop, then browse the colorful stalls at a local market. This 5-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in Chiang Mai, as well as entrance fees and a cable car ticket at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
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  • 5 hours
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Full-Day Trek to Doi Suthep from Chiang Mai Including Lunch

Full-Day Trek to Doi Suthep from Chiang Mai Including Lunch

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Hike to the most sacred temple in Chiang Mai—Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep—with a park ranger-guide who leads you through the jungle-lined trails of Doi Suthep National Park. Start in the morning with a short drive to Mon Tha Than Waterfall, then trek up the mountain to Wat Doi Suthep. Have time to look around the temple grounds and eat lunch before returning by car to Chiang Mai. Sturdy walking shoes and swim gear are recommended for this active full-day tour that covers rugged terrain.
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  • 8 hours
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Half-Day Doi Suthep and Temples From Chiang Mai

Half-Day Doi Suthep and Temples From Chiang Mai

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Discover some of northern Thailand’s most exquisite Buddhist temples with a private, half-day trip from Chiang Mai. Climb past the seven-headed naga serpents that guard the golden shrine at Wat Phra That Doi Duthep, then take in sweeping views from the summit of the mountain temple. Return to Chiang Mai to learn the story behind a 14th century temple that contains a monk school and shrines to the Thai royal family. Enjoy the flexibility and personal experience of a private trip, and get an insiders’ look at Thai culture.
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Half Day Tour : Wat Doi Suthep & Phu Ping Palace from Chiang Mai

Half Day Tour : Wat Doi Suthep & Phu Ping Palace from Chiang Mai

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Ascend to 3,500 feet (1,069m) without breaking a sweat on a half-day tour that takes you to the mountaintop Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple and Phu Ping Palace. An early start means you avoid the crowds that congregate around midday, while exploring with a guide means you benefit from important social and historical context.
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  • 4 hours
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Monk Chanting at Doi Suthep Temple and Khan Toke Dinner (Private Tour)

Monk Chanting at Doi Suthep Temple and Khan Toke Dinner (Private Tour)

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We depart from your hotel at 16:30 p.m. to Doi Suthep – Pui National Park which takes about a 1-hour drive.  First, we visit  Wat Phra That Doi Suthep or Doi Suthep Temple, one of northern Thailand’s most important and beautiful temples.  Experience the monks chanting which is a very spiritual experience. Enjoy the magnificence of the temple with its Golden Chedi glowing and spectacular views of Chiang Mai City and its surroundings at sunset. A must visit! Then, drive to Chiang Mai city to Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center. Here you can enjoy an authentic Thai dinner within the atmosphere of northern Thai Style culture. While having your meal, you will be entertained by a Northern Cultural Performance. A special meal such as Standard food, Halal food (No pork) and Vegetarian food can be requested at the time of booking.
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  • 5 hours
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DON'T miss this halfday tour! Doi suthep temple + Hmong village - must visit!!

DON'T miss this halfday tour! Doi suthep temple + Hmong village - must visit!!

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- If you haven’t seen Doi suthep, you haven’t been to Chiangmai. Take in Chiang Mai’s history and culture on a half-day tour through Doi Suthep and a Hmong hill tribe village. Wat Phra That Doi suthep , which is located 16 Km’s from the city and 3,500 feet (1,066 meters) above sea level, is one of northern Thailand’s most sacred and prominent temples. You can’t miss the stunning panoramic view of Chiangmai and beyond from the cool view point at the front of the temple as well as temple itself. In Hmong village you will explore picturesque hill tribe village set in an attractive hillside spot.
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Private Chiang Mai Temple Tour with Doi Suthep and Wat Umong

Private Chiang Mai Temple Tour with Doi Suthep and Wat Umong

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Visit several cultural and religious sites around Chiang Mai on this 8- to 9-hour tour that includes lunch at a local restaurant. You'll see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most sacred temples in the area, as well as Wat Umong, Wat Suan Dok, and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).
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  • 9 hours
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Chiang Mai Private Tour with Tea Plantation, Karen Village, Doi Suthep

Chiang Mai Private Tour with Tea Plantation, Karen Village, Doi Suthep

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Spend a day exploring Chiang Mai culture on an 8-hour trip to a historic tea plantation, a Karen community, and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple. You’ll go deep into the countryside, learn about organic tea production, meet members of the Karen tribe, then tour a Buddhist temple set high on a mountain top. This full-day Chiang Mai cultural tour includes pickup and drop-off at Chiang Mai hotels, lunch, and all entrance fees, with an experienced local guide to take care of the details.
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Private Chiang Mai City Tour including Wat Doi Suthep, Wat Suan Dok & Lunch

Private Chiang Mai City Tour including Wat Doi Suthep, Wat Suan Dok & Lunch

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The city of Chiang Mai has a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist Wats (temples), and on this tour a visit to the most fascinating Wats is made. On this immersive full-day tour, see the many faces of Chiang Mai, including the marvel at the ancient temples Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Chet Yot, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang & Wat Chiang Man, steeped in culture and history. - Guided excursion to 6 well-known temples of Chiang Mai - Exploration of fascinating Chiang Mai ancient temples - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep with far-reaching city views - Visit to 15th-century Wat Chet Yot with its 7-spire stupa - The historic Buddha relic at Wat Suan Dok - Stress-free roundtrip transportation to & from your hotel
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  • 8 hours
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Half Day Umong Temple and Monk Chanting at Doi Suthep Temple ( Private tour)

Half Day Umong Temple and Monk Chanting at Doi Suthep Temple ( Private tour)

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Visit three Buddhist temples around Chiang Mai, including Wat Doi Suthep—one of northern Thailand’s most important temples—on this private half-day tour. Your guide shows you the lesser known Wat Umong and Palad Temple (Wat Pha Lat), then continues to Wat Doi Suthep where you can hear monks chanting and watch the sun set over Chiang Mai. You also have the option to practice meditation at Wat Umong.
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  • 5 hours
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$70.17
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Full Day Tour of Doi Suthep Temple and Doi Inthanon National Park

Full Day Tour of Doi Suthep Temple and Doi Inthanon National Park

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Experience of the most stunning views in Chiang Mai Province on this full day tour. Begin by visiting Doi Suthep Temple. the most famous landmark in Chiang Mai. atop a mountain followed by a trip to the Doi Inthanon National Park. and visit magnificent waterfalls. You will also visit the highest mountain peak in the Thailand, stand before royal Thai architecture, and mingle with local hill tribe people.
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Morning Buddhist Almsgiving and Temples Tour in Chiang Mai

Morning Buddhist Almsgiving and Temples Tour in Chiang Mai

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See the golden pagodas of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep before the crowds arrive, following an early-morning almsgiving to local Buddhist monks. With a private guide at your side, you’ll gain insight into Thai spiritual life in Chiang Mai, including a private blessing ceremony at Wat Umong. After immersion in Buddhist devotional practices, slurp up a lunch of ‘khao soy,’ a northern-style noodle dish. Your 5-hour private tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours
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$99.54
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Doi Suthep at Sunset

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Doi Suthep at Sunset

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Emotional guided tour at sunset with a tour guide who will lead you to the most suggestive places of Chiangmai's landmark Doi Suthep Temple, less tourist the temple is quiet, listening monks are chanting. Without any crowds of tourist you can enjoy the magical evening light and incredible views of serenity when sunset. It is the end of the great memory day.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tour: Chiang Mai City and Temples

Private Tour: Chiang Mai City and Temples

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Experience the beauty and mystery Thailand’s most impressive and historic Buddhist temples on this private tour from Chiang Mai. Travel with your expert local guide on a half-day excursion that includes round-trip hotel transport with the option of morning or afternoon departure. Get an up close look and behind the scenes insight as your travel through some of the north’s top attractions with your friendly private guide.
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Chiang Mai City Tour with Doi Suthep and View Point

Chiang Mai City Tour with Doi Suthep and View Point

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Kickstart your time in Chiang Mai on a sightseeing tour that provides an easy way for you to orient yourself in Thailand’s second city. The short duration of this half-day tour makes it the ideal choice for time-pressed travelers, while traveling in the air-conditioned comfort of a minivan allows you to tick off more top attractions in less time.
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  • 4 hours
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Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep and its Hmong Village

Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep and its Hmong Village

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Sample Chiang Mai’s rich array of cultural, historical and religious attractions during this private tour. Tour the city’s moat, historic walls, residential areas and more before heading to Doi Suthep a mountain located just outside of town. Explore the 14th century Wat Prathat Doi Suthep temple on top before visiting the village of nearby Hmong hill tribe.
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  • 4 hours
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The Best City Tour View Points Wat Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Pha Lat

The Best City Tour View Points Wat Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Pha Lat

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Chiang Mai is so much more than just comfort and convenience it’s a historical, cultural and natural Utopia; a place where beauty meets magnificence. Let us look behind the scenes of the breathtaking sites of our fair city, and offer you a compilation of other reasons why you just can’t beat the charm of Chiang Mai. Visit four different temples in Chiang Mai city: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Pha Lat and Gate of Chiang Mai - Tha Phae. Each of them displays different styles of decorating style of a mixture of ancient Thai Lanna, Burma, and Cambodia. Enjoy the best culture with the best guide and local Tuk Tuk
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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep hours of operation: Open daily 7am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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