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Doi Suthep Temple & Bhubing Palace Tour

Discover the hidden secrets of one of Thailand's most sacred temples, Wat Doi Suthep, and admire the elegant Bhubing Palace on this four-hour guided tour from Chiang Mai.

Doi Suthep Temple & Bhubing Palace Tour Itinerary

Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, ready to leave the lively city behind and make your way into the tranquillity of rural Thailand. Your first stop will be the most sacred temple in northern Thailand, the hilltop Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, or Doi Suthep as it's known for short. Gleaming gold leaf adorns the ornate Buddhist complex and its beacon-like stupa, which is home to a relic of Buddha, making it a pilgrimage centre of thousands of devotees every year. 

To reach the lofty heights of the temple, you'll have the choice between travelling by tram (not included), or climbing the 306 steps up to the peak. Guarded by two dragon-like serpents known as "naga", the ascent up the vibrantly colourful stairway is supposed to earn believers Buddhist merit. At the top, as well as being dazzled by the beautiful Doi Suthep temple complex, you'll also have spectacular views over the lush greenery of the valley and the city of Chiang Mai.

Head to the nearby Bhubing Palace next. The winter residence of Thailand's royal family, this peaceful building, constructed upon stilts, is an excellent example of Thai architecture. It  is surrounded by beautiful grounds including a rose garden, which thrives up in the cool mountain air, unusually for the country's tropical climate.

Following your guided tour of these two wonderful sights, you'll be taken back to your hotel in Chiang Mai for around midday.

Important information

To enter Chiang Mai's Buddhist temples you must follow their dress code. We recommend wearing closed shoes, and modest clothing that covers shoulders, knees and ankles. It is not permitted to enter temples wearing short pants or skirts.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Adults Children between 3 and 5 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 21.80
US$ 14.30
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 21.80
  • Children between 3 and 5 years old

    US$ 14.30
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

* The price increases on the 30 September

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Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Entrance to Doi Suthep Temple.

Entrance to Bhubing Palace.

Not included

Tram to the peak of Doi Suthep.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Chiang Mai local time) if there are still places available.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 21.90
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.