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Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain)
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Ranked #8 of 238 things to do in Chiang Mai
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you approach this temple sitting high above the city of Chiang Mai it certainly does not fail to impress.
A gold statue of Buddha stand towering high into the sky and as the sun shone down it was blinding at times.
The temple was close as we were a little early but, it also was beautiful I am still
amazed by the wood carvings from the doors to windows, statues and so much more.
I was always under the view that once you have seen one temple you sent them all.
Well I must confess I have been so wrong, not with the fact that each temple has its own history but, each temple has a beauty that is hard to describe.
As for wat Phra That Doi it certainly one to put on the list of must see.
The drive to the mountains base is through a lush jungle.
I would recommend to walk up the stair to the temple but, do be warn you need to be a little fit as there are many steps.

Thank 2mumies
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

I had a good time with my ex-boss (retired official of UNHCR Thailand) at Wath Prah That Doi Kham!

My Boss (Catholic) and his wife (Buddhist) took me here in September 2016 (but date selection allowed only from 2017).

A nice temple on the top of the hill with beautiful scenery surrounding. This temple has a scared place called "Thann Chai" meant "immediate comes true" when you asked for or worshiped for any wishes!

Thank SophoanL
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Great viewpoint, place is special to Thais as they believe u come here and make a wish and it will come true. The process is explained in English, so tourists try to.
500 baht taxi, they wait for u, then back to Chiang mai, no cost to go in, u take an offering or can buy 1 there. Spend 1 hour max. Good place, clean flush toilets.
Must wear long pants, cover shoulders

2  Thank aussiejulie
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

It has beautiful scenic point and good atmosphere in winter season. This place in full of faithfulness of buddhist to respect the buddha.

1  Thank YaYa569
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Lost for hundreds of years, Wat Doi Kahn is 1300 years old. Popular with locals, with two of the tallest Buddhas in Chiang Mai. Crowded on holidays and festivals.

1  Thank Robert R
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