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Visit Chiang Mai’s Most Famous Temple: Doi Suthep and Hmong Hilltribe

Doi Suthep and Hmong Hilltribe Tour

Doi Suthep is the most famous of Chiang Mai’s temples and its most prominent sitting at 1685 meters above the city.

Nestled on a small sub peak on Doi Pui mountain the temple affords spectacular views across the city and beyond.

Even for those who are not temple buffs the view is worth the trip alone.

Your tour guide will take you up the winding road towards the base of the temple, here you will have the choice of tackling the 306 steps to the temple or there is a funicular railway for those who are less steady on their feet.

Following the temple visit it you will then proceed to visit a Hmong hill tribe settlement.

Doi Suthep Temple is a ‘must see’ on any visit to Chiang Mai. You might also be interested in a visit to Phu Ping Palace which is situated between the Hmong village and Doi Suthep.

Before heading back your hotel you can stop by at a real Thai local market (either Warorot or Payom) where you can take in all the sights and sounds that a working local market offers.

For a tour like this, expect to pay:

Cost : 750THB per person
Duration : Half Day (approximately 4hrs.)
Tour Time : 08.00am – 12.30pm / 13.00pm – 17.30pm

Alternatively, for a less structured day, you can take a tuk-tuk up the mountain without a tour guide (most drivers know exactly where Doi Suthep is), and meander around the surrounds at your leisure.