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Wat Pha Lat

Suthep-Pui Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Just when you think you're over temples...

It's so easy to get "templed-out" in SE Asia but this one is such a must-see. It can easily reverse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jem2amae1
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful views over the city, with much cooler temperatures.

Temple has a long stairway to reach the complex, be aware if you are unfit ar infirm. The temple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
macneillfamily
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Suthep-Pui Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's so easy to get "templed-out" in SE Asia but this one is such a must-see. It can easily reverse your temple fatigue. I took the Monk's Trail up to Wat Pha Lat. Definitely recommended since it's a nice uphill but not strenuous hike through...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Temple has a long stairway to reach the complex, be aware if you are unfit ar infirm. The temple gets very busy so try and go early in the morning. Arrange an air conditioned taxi from your hotel, and the taxi driver will wait for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go by escalator or walk stairs, we decided to walk. Great place to visit with views over chiang mai.

Thank William R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is in such a lovely location, on Doi Suthep. It was undergoing some renovation when we visited but it was still a great visit. There is a waterfall, bamboo bridge, peacocks and dogs wandering around and monks meditating by the mountain side. It...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say is, I was so relieved they have a lift! Climbing ver 300 steps would have given me a coronary and it's a long drive from the hospital! Worth a visit for the view.

Thank Adele S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

peaceful place to visit and to experience the meditative surroundings, it pays to be early as the flow of visitors can be quite heavy

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

its a very beautiful temple located a few km outside of CM. we came here on our scooter. this ancient temple looks beautiful and somehow different from most of the temple you will see in Thailand. its located in a forrest and the ancient architecture...More

Thank Denis S
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend hiking the monk’s trail and hanging out here with a book or sipping a delicious iced americano made by the monks. This place is peaceful, especially in the early morning, and less touristy than the Wat further up the mountain. A highlight of...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

It's a short ride on a rental scooter to the start of the hike. It's not too hard or steep, and you are rewarded with such a peaceful place to rest and explore the temple area.

Thank Brenton K
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this temple via the Monk's trail. We hired a songathew that took us to the base point... It took us about half an hour to climb at a leisure pace..a few other people were also around... But the whole place was so peaceful...More

Thank anita P
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Clicklisa
9 February 2017|
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Response from Dolores186338 | Reviewed this property |
The grounds look down to the East and towards Chiang Mai so the direction that the sun rises. The sun sets behind Doi suthep mountain, which is behind the temple grounds. Both times of day are gorgeous, depending if you want... More
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laurenzakrin
2 April 2016|
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Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
I responded already but I thought I should mention that rabies is a terminal disease and dogs with rabies die within a few days. The disease causes mental deterioration and dogs with rabies are beyond any "pack" behavior... More
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Malcolm F
11 November 2015|
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Response from Nomad2B | Reviewed this property |
It is about 45 minutes to Wat Pha Lat. I would suggest closed toe shoes and remember this is an actual Wat so please have appropriate clothing available. The trailhead is from Suthep Road which runs on the southern border... More
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