Guided tour

Doi Suthep, Wat Umong & Wat Pha Lat Sunrise Small-Group Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

Doi Suthep, Wat Umong & Wat Pha Lat Sunrise Small-Group Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From US$ 29 per person

See the sunrise from the golden pagoda at Doi Suthep. Visit the Kruba Srivichai Monument and explore the 700-year-old temple of Wat U-Mong on a small-group or private half-day tour.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels located in areas within a 6-mile (10-kilometer) radius of the Tha Pae Gate (Chiang Mai city area). This includes the city center of Chiang Mai and the surrounding areas of the Old City Wall in Chiang Mai, Chang Klan Road, Thapae Road, and Wualai Road in the Night Bazaar, Ton Lam Yai Marke, and Kad Luang Zones.
Small group available


  • See the golden pagoda and sunrise views from Wat Phrat That Doi Suthep
  • Learn about the lives of Thai monks at the Kruba Srivichai Monument
  • Make your way through the jungle to Wat Pha Lat, the Hidden Temple
  • Explore the 700-year-old temple of Wat Umong
Full description
Begin your morning tour by climbing the 306 steps up to Doi Suthep Temple with your local guide. Bask in the golden rays of sunrise after conquering the staircase and take photos of the unrivaled view of the city of Chiang Mai.  Then, stand in the shadow of the golden Kruba Srivichai Monument, named after the Thai Buddhist monk and engineer of many temples and roads. Gain an insight into how the monks live and choose to make a merit (offering) with them.  Head to Wat Pha Lat, a hidden temple in the lush jungle. Admire the serene statues, shrines, and surrounding nature.  Wrap up your half-day tour with a stop at Wat Umong, a 700-year old temple built back in 1297. Explore the forest and underground tunnels. Marvel at the architecture of the chedi.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Chaing Mai city center
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee
  • Guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Insurance
  • Offering at temple (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Visitors are requested to be dressed appropriately upon entering the temples
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 181 reviews

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This tour was a great way to start the day. The view of Wat Phrat That Doi Suthep and the view over Chiang Mai during sunrise were definitely worth getting up early. The early morning experience of the three so different yet connected temples gave it something magical. Our tour guide Paulina did a fantastic job telling us about the history and answering the group’s question. She managed for everyone to have a wonderful experience. Thank you!

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January 22, 2023

The tour was super complete and informative! Our tour guide Faith was funny, caring and took the time the answer our questions. The experience of watching the sunrise was just surreal!! One important fact is that the timing was perfect. The success of this trip is that all participants are ready on time (you get an email the night before informing the real pick up time). If everyone is on time, you will be able to enjoy every single aspect of the tour and especially watching the amazing sunrise. Wat phra lat was also a hidden gem that we appreciated to visit.

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January 17, 2023

We had a great time with our guide Jeibbie- she gave great information at the various sites, and in particular these temples were a great cross-section of the different architectural and historical styles in Chiang Mai. The 530am start is worth it as the sunrise at Doi Suthep is beautiful. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great way to spend a morning in Chiang Mai that hits some of the best temples in and near the city.

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January 16, 2023

Product ID: 370746