An amazing view of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep In Chiang Mai, Thailand

Climb to this sacred temple on the western outskirts of Chiang Mai
Tourism in Chiang Mai

Rated 4.2/5 (based on 4072 reviews )

See Map

Quick Information

Best time to visit
Apr - Oct
Ideal Duration
6-7 Days
Visa
On Arrival
Starting from
Rs. 8,074
  • Adventure Activities
  • Ideal for friends
  • Religious Tour

About Wat Phra That Doi Suthep In Chiang Mai

Located on the western outskirts of Chiang Mai, Suthep is a district in itself. And, the magnificent temple, called Wat Phra That Doi Suthep nestled on its summit is one of the most sacred temples of the region. It is believed that your tour to Chiang Mai is never complete if you escaped a visit to this temple. Owing to its prime location up the Doi Suthep mountain and its incredible architecture, this attraction is completely beguiling! Fringed with seven-headed serpents along the 309 stairs, this temple provides a spellbinding view once you get to its terrace. Head towards this temple if you are seeking tranquility and spirituality, and have a mesmerizing experience.

History of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Established to enshrine a bone piece from the shoulder of the Buddha, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai was built in the 19th century by King Keu Naone. The construction of the temples started in 1386, and it is believed that the bone was mounted on a sacred white elephant who climbed the mountain of Doi Suthep, and stopped near the summit. The temple was then founded at the place where the elephant trumpeted three times, laid down and passed away later.

Architecture of Wat Phra Doi Suthep

Decked with stunning idols at every corner, the marvelous architecture of the temple couple with majestic views of the city of Chiang Mai is meant to leave you in awe. With its bright colored gilded roofs, the structure looks even more fascinating. Comprising splendid statues, pagodas, pavilions, and wiharns, this attraction also houses a museum where you can find the old pieces of temple wares, ancient relics, and pictures. While the pavilions consist of living quarters for monks, a souvenir shop, a prayer hall, and a shop where you can enjoy snacks.

Attractions of Wat Phra Doi Suthep

The stunning architecture of Wat Phra Doi Suthep is an attraction in itself. However, besides that there are plenty of other attractions that you may take a tour of.

Chiang Mai Zoo: Explore the Chiang Mai Zoo for the love of wildlife. Housing Giraffes, Koala Bear, and other species, this place offers you a chance to cherish some relaxing moments, and have a unique experience. If you are not afraid of going close to animals, then you may try feeding Giraffes and cuddling Koala Bear.

Huay Kaew Waterfall: A great area to enjoy a picnic with loved ones, Huay Kaew Waterfall can be reached while strolling through the lush green Doi Suthep Park. Choose to spend some time here, and cherish the ultimate tranquility it offers.

Chiang Mai Viewpoint: If you want to experience the panoramic view of the city of Chiang Mai, then this is the best place to be at. Though, Doi Suthep Temple also offers quite a decent view, but the crowd might just not let you indulge in it completely. However, a visit to Chiang Mai Viewpoint lets you snap some picturesque views that can be cherished for years.

Similar Destinations

Popular Packages

Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.

View All
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Bangkok
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹14,500/-

    ₹15,934/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Bangkok
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹17,700/-

    ₹19,450/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹17,798/-

    ₹21,358/-17% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹17,998/-

    ₹22,498/-20% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹17,998/-

    ₹22,498/-20% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Koh Samui
    • Bangkok
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹18,000/-

    ₹21,600/-17% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsCruiseTransfersAirport Pickup-Drop
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Bangkok
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹18,000/-

    ₹19,780/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹18,499/-

    ₹20,329/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹19,498/-

    ₹24,373/-20% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingSafariTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Bangkok
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹19,499/-

    ₹21,428/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹19,800/-

    ₹22,000/-10% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCruiseTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Phuket
    • Krabi
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹19,999/-

    ₹22,104/-10% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCruiseTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Bangkok
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹20,000/-

    ₹21,739/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Phuket
    • Krabi
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹20,000/-

    ₹22,222/-10% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Phuket
    • Bangkok
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹20,000/-

    ₹22,222/-10% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCruiseEntry TicketsAirport TransferShared CoachHotel
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Phuket
    • Bangkok
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹20,534/-

    ₹22,320/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCruiseTransfersAirport Pickup-DropHoneymoon freebies
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Bangkok
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹20,998/-

    ₹23,075/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹21,000/-

    ₹25,846/-19% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersSafariAirport Pickup-Drop
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Koh Samui
    • Phuket
    • Bangkok
    7 Days & 6 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹21,000/-

    ₹24,937/-16% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingAirport Pickup-Drop
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Phuket
    • Bangkok
    7 Days & 6 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹21,099/-

    ₹24,616/-14% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsCruiseTransfersAirport Pickup-Drop

Places To Visit In Chiang Mai

Let the experts guide you to the best of this mesmerizing destination

View All
  • Chiang Mai Night Safari In Chiang Mai

    Inspired by the Singapore Night Safari, the Chiang Mai Night Safari, Thailand is also a nocturnal zoo modeled with the same concept. Sprawling over 300 acres, it is considered as one of the biggest nocturnal zoos in the world. Offering an array of really exciting activities, this park lets you enjoy some time in the midst o...

    • Night Safari
    • Nature
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Chiang Mai Zoo In Chiang Mai

    Although one of the underrated places in Thailand, Chiang Mai Zoo offers an incredible experience for its visitors. Chiang Mai Zoo is located at the foothills of Doi Suthep mountain, spread across a lush area of 200-acres. There’s an interesting history behind the Zoo. The Zoo was created when the son of an American mission...

    • Sightseeing
    • Zoo
    • Ideal for families
    • Ideal for friends
    • Adventure Activities
    Read More
  • Elephant Nature Park In Chiang Mai

    Inaugurated in the year 1990, Elephant Nature Park is a wildlife conservation project nestled in Northern Thailand at the province of Chiang Mai. Established with an aim to provide shelter and conserve distressed elephants, this lush green sanctuary located at a distance of 60 km from the city has rescued more than 200 gian...

    • Sightseeing
    • Nature
    • Adventure
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Wat Chedi Luang In Chiang Mai

    Home to the largest Buddhist chedi in the city of Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang is one of the most noteworthy temples of the region. Also referred to as ‘The temple of the Great Stupa’, it used to comprise two more temples- Wat Sukmin and Wat Ho Tham, making it one of the largest temples. And hence, the sprawling site derived...

    • Sightseeing
    • Temple
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal For Family
    Read More
  • Wat Phra Singh In Chiang Mai

    Nestled at the western end of Ratchadamnoen Road, Wat Phra Singh is one of the most venerated temples in Chiang Mai. With its astonishing gilded architecture, immaculately shaped grounds, Lanna-style rooftops which are layered like feathers, this temple is a sight to behold. Erected inside the old city walls, the temple hou...

    • Sightseeing
    • Temple
    • Religious Tour
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More

Things To Do In Chiang Mai

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

View All
  • Songkran Festival In Chiang Mai

    If you are planning to explore Chiang Mai, then Thai New Year- Songkran Festival is the best time to explore the misty mountains of the city. Held between 13th and 15th of April every year, this water festival is one of the most anticipated festivals in Thailand. And, Chiang Mai is famed for hosting one of the biggest celeb...

    • Sightseeing
    • Unlimited Fun
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Loi Krathong Festival In Chiang Mai

    An annual festival celebrated in Thailand by the locals, Loi Krathong festival of lights marks the end of the monsoon season in the country. In the month of November when there is a full moon night, you will see the rivers of Thailand lit up brightly with floating candles. The people of Thailand observe this festival with m...

    • Sightseeing
    • Religious Tour
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Night Bazaar In Chiang Mai

    Popular among tourists as a “shopper’s paradise”, Chiang Mai night bazaar is located on the east side of the city, along the Thanon Chang Khlan road. The shopaholic tourists who visit here do not hesitate in bargaining for their favorite picks at an affordable price. The Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai, Thailand draws in thousan...

    • Sightseeing
    • Night Market.
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Hiking At Doi Inthanon National Park In Chiang Mai

    Fringed with majestic mountains, alluring valleys, hill-tribe villages, and terraced rice fields along the route of about 47 km, Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai is one of the best places to indulge in tranquility, adventure, and natural beauty simultaneously. Housing the Thailand’s tallest mountain- Doi Inthanon an...

    • Adventure Activities
    • Hiking
    • Nature
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Zip Lining At Flight Of The Gibbon In Chiang Mai

    One of the best zip line experiences in Thailand, Flight of the Gibbon offers this adventure activity for travelers who are looking forward to taste adventure at its best. There are several zip lining courses where you can join or register with a tour company to offer you such services during your trip to Chiang Mai. A day ...

    • Sightseeing
    • Nature
    • Adventure
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More

How To Reach Wat Phra That Doi Suthep In Chiang Mai

Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers

Our experts would love to create a package just for you!

Fill in your requirements here >

Your Preferences

Where do you want to go?

<>
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

2019

    Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace

    650+

    Verified Agents

    22 Lac+

    Happy Travellers

    65+

    Destinations

    Easy, Secure & Reliable

    Traveltriangle

    Verified

    Stringent

    Quality Control

    24/7

    Support

    Authentic Traveler Reviews

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    GS

    Gurinderjit Singh

    Indira gandhi international airport (del)

    Gurinderjit's 5 days trip to Chiang Mai

    I planned my last trip through travel triangle. It was just amazing with no hassles. But this time i faced problem regarding proactive communications from executives. We were 2 couples, planned this trip. But at last moment our itinerary got changed but not of other couple. Which created a great confusion. Also I needed to ask for everything. Although things were as planned. It was still a good experience. At Safari world

    RK

    Rohit Kewalramani

    Mumbai

    Rohit's 7 days trip to Chiang Mai

    The trip was good - right from airport pickup to the last destination. Local Trip coordinator Ms. Pum was very helpful and the whole trip was well organized. Cheers to Journey Routers for the amazing trip.

    PG

    Priya Gupta

    Mumbai

    Priya's 6 days trip to Chiang Mai

    I would like to thank each one for organizing this trip for us. We had lot of issues and some things went the other way, but appreciate your patience and all the help for the same. Khushboo - Thanks for coordinating so we'll. Also, a few suggestions: 1. Pls inform the hotel check in as we reached Phuket around 10:30to our hotel and the check in was at 2:00pm. If this was well adv booking, it should have been done and informed to us. 2. Leisure days can be cut down or may be discussed as in our 7day trip, we act had only 3days planned... Besides travelling we had a lot of time.

    BD

    Babli Dey

    Kolkata

    Babli's 6 days trip to Chiang Mai

    Had a great experience with travel triangle. I have been booking my trips with travel triangle since last year and also will do in future. Looking forward for the next trip. Thank you travel triangle

    DA

    Diksha Agarwal

    Siliguri

    Diksha's 7 days trip to Chiang Mai

    Hello, Travel 2 Agent. We are happily back after the Thailand trip and we’re quiet satisfied with your services. The guides were all good and the hospitality in Bangkok, Pattaya and Krabi were impressive. We were not really happy with that in Phuket. The hotel could be better there. The cabs were good and always punctual. Special thanks to Mr. Jatin Bhawsar, our trip planner for having explained us things well and planning the itinerary as per our needs. We are surely going to refer you to our friends and family for any further travel plans.

    ND

    Nikhil Dhoble

    Bengaluru

    Nikhil's 5 days trip to Chiang Mai

    Hotels were not good service given by hotels were not good

    RM

    Rajesh M

    Bengaluru

    Rajesh's 5 days trip to Chiang Mai

    It was a very nice experience with Travel Triangle. Mr Saurav from Travel Empire was giving very good coordination throughout the trip and was very helpful.

    DM

    David Mandal

    Bengaluru

    David's 5 days trip to Chiang Mai

    The trip planned by Ananta tours was very good, the pick-up and drops were on-time and very comfortable. The trip went as per iternary and it was spot on. Hotel provided in Krabi was awesome and the staff and service was great, the villas are great in the property. The Jiraporn hotel in phuket is okay it needs improvement on breakfast , room amenities.

    KB

    Kaushik Basu

    New delhi

    Kaushik's 9 days trip to Chiang Mai

    I must say about our Thailand trip, a trip very well planned and delivered by Ananta tours. All arrangements extended including stay, travel & site seeing was very nicely managed. Special thanks to Ananta tours for the arrangement of Thai airways package a must in checklist for a wonderful travel experience to/fro and within Thailand destinations. Secondly, the choice of hotels they provided was very good including stay comfort, services, breakfast options etc., and yes they are flexible and have good options in their inventory in case you want to explore more basis your preferences. Lastly the site site seeing was so well coordinated that it created a life long memorable experience. Thank you Ananta tours for making our trip the outmost memorable one till date and special thanks to Hemant from Ananta who was in touch with us since the planning phase of the trip and made the travel experience even more splendid with his exceptional friendliness, good nature, guidance and customization of the trip and his outstanding hospitality.

    KC

    Kunal Chitkara

    New delhi

    Kunal's 5 days trip to Chiang Mai

    Travelled to Phuket and Krabi with family. Had a great trip. Mr Bhavesh made booked good quality hotels, seamless transfers, and a comfortable itinerary.

    Want best packages handpicked just for you?

    Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts

    FAQ's of Chiang Mai

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    There are a total of 309 steps to climb from the base of the temple to the pagoda. However, you can also book a tram to reach there.

    While exploring the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple, you may also stop by Doi Pui Viewpoint, Sanku Ruins, Doi Pui Summit, and more for an even more memorable experience.

    Besides the marvelous architecture of the temple and picturesque views to snap around, the temple houses a meditation centre where locals and foreigners can also indulge in meditation.

    How It Works

    1

    Personalise This Package

    Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.

    2

    Get Multiple Quotes

    Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.

    3

    Book The Best Deal

    Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.