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Doi Suthep

icon-location-red Popular Sacred Mountain In Chiang Mai

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Doi Suthep, Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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Local tour guide
"To beat the crowds and enjoy the tranquility of Doi Suthep, start your visit early in the morning before the tour buses arrive. Don't forget to bring a light jacket as the higher altitude can be cooler than the city, and be prepared to climb the 306 steps to reach the stunning golden pagoda at the top."

What is Doi Suthep?

Doi Suthep is a sacred mountain located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It stands at an elevation of approximately 1,676 meters above sea level and is a prominent attraction in the region. The mountain offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and spiritual seekers alike.

History of Doi Suthep

The history of Doi Suthep dates back to the 14th century when a monk named Sumana built a temple, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, on its summit. Legend has it that the monk carried a relic of the Buddha to the mountain and, upon reaching the top, he released it into the air. The relic landed on the site where the temple was later constructed. Today, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most revered Buddhist temples in Thailand.

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Why is Doi Suthep Important?

Doi Suthep holds great importance both culturally and spiritually. It is a significant pilgrimage site for Buddhists, who climb the 309-step Naga staircase to reach Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. The temple houses a golden chedi, believed to contain relics of the Buddha, attracting devotees from all over the world. Additionally, Doi Suthep is a symbol of Chiang Mai's rich history and religious heritage.

Things to Do & See at Doi Suthep

  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep: Explore the exquisite architecture and intricate details of the temple, and witness the spiritual rituals conducted by monks.

  • Chiang Mai City Viewpoint: Enjoy panoramic views of Chiang Mai city and its surroundings from the viewpoint located near the temple.

  • Hiking and Nature Trails: Embark on a hiking adventure through the lush forests of Doi Suthep and discover its diverse flora and fauna.

  • Waterfalls: Visit the nearby Bhubing Palace and explore the stunning waterfalls, such as Monthathan and Huay Kaew, nestled in the mountainous region.

  • Local Hill Tribe Villages: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region by visiting the Hmong and Karen hill tribe villages located around Doi Suthep.

Doi Suthep offers a peaceful and serene atmosphere, providing visitors with a chance to connect with nature and experience the spiritual essence of Thailand.

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Whether you're seeking tranquility, adventure, or cultural exploration, a visit to Doi Suthep is sure to create lasting memories.

Frequently asked questions

What is Doi Suthep?

Doi Suthep is a mountain located in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is home to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a popular Buddhist temple.

How do I get to Doi Suthep?

You can reach Doi Suthep by hiring a songthaew (red shared taxi), joining a guided tour, or renting a motorbike or car. The mountain can be accessed via a winding road with beautiful views.

What is the entrance fee for Doi Suthep?

The entrance fee for Doi Suthep is 30 Thai Baht for foreigners and 50 Thai Baht for vehicles. Additional fees may apply for certain activities or services within the temple complex.

What are the opening hours of Doi Suthep?

Doi Suthep is open daily from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. However, the temple itself may have different visiting hours, so it's advisable to check in advance.

What should I wear when visiting Doi Suthep?

As Doi Suthep is a religious site, it is recommended to dress modestly. Both men and women should cover their shoulders and knees. Wearing comfortable shoes is also recommended as there are stairs to climb.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Doi Suthep, Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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