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Doi Suthep–Pui National Park
Doi Suthep–Pui National Park

Doi Suthep–Pui National Park

Free admission
Ban Pong, Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai, 50230

The Basics

While most visitors come to Doi Suthep-Pui National Park to see the temple, it’s also a place of great natural beauty, where numerous nature trails wind through the forest and past several waterfalls. The park is home to some 300 bird species and another 2,000 species of flowering plants and ferns, making it a great destination for wildlife viewing. Numerous tours include a visit to the famous temple, paired with a range of other activities inside the park—biking, hill tribe visits, waterfall hikes, meditation classes, or tours of Phu Ping Palace.

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6-Hour Hike and Bike in Doi Suthep Pui National Park Combo from Chiang Mai
6-Hour Hike and Bike in Doi Suthep Pui National Park Combo from Chiang Mai
star-4.5
$57.11 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Intense hike and bike. Recommend it...
Intense hike and bike. Recommend it to those who are physically able to hike up hill long term.
Imelda B, Dec 2016

Recent reviews from experiences in Chiang Mai

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Heart in mouth
Cruiser40025322089, Dec 2018
6-Hour Hike and Bike in Doi Suthep Pui National Park Combo from Chiang Mai
It was well planned; great experience - and wonderful guides who kept us safe ... but the ride down was scary
star-5
Wow, what a tour. It was crazy cold...
Stephen B, Jan 2018
Doi Suthep National Park Beginner Downhill Bike Ride from Chiang Mai
Wow, what a tour. It was crazy cold, wet and muddy the day of me tour. The staff are awesome. It was nice to be out there with a bunch of guys who seemed to be having as much fun as the group. The pads are a little wonky, but no big deal.
star-4
Great trip but very disappointing...
Frederick P, Dec 2016
Doi Suthep National Park Beginner Downhill Bike Ride from Chiang Mai
Great trip but very disappointing booking process. It was only luck and another person at our accommodation on the same trip that we were picked up, despite having paid online.Apparently our booking had not reached the company
star-4
The tour was very good but this is...
Tarryn H, Feb 2016
6-Hour Hike and Bike in Doi Suthep Pui National Park Combo from Chiang Mai
The tour was very good but this is for experienced or intermediate hikers! I am only a beginner hiker and found it challenging. The bike ride down is proper mountain biking I enjoyed this part a lot more than the hike itself. In saying this it was the highlight of my trip.
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Just as it says...amazing!I and a...
Roula, Jan 2017
Full-Day Tour to Doi Inthanon National Park from Chiang Mai
Just as it says...amazing!I and a friend took the tour on Jan first when the whether was just right. Driver, Vic, couldnt speak much English and doesn't really tell you anything as a guide but he's pleasant and friendly. A 2 hour ride from pick up timein a clean and comfortable mini bus then a bit of trekking inside lush forests across lots of greens, building-tall trees where there were informative slates on the types of trees in the forests, and bridges over pretty small rivers you do have to be moderately fit trees of rhododendron flowers over mountain cliffs covered with cloud fog and endless landscape. The pagodas were beautiful and a little busy, but quite a sight! Lunch was quite good considering it was in a modest place in the mountain. We didn't actually meet rural villagers like the itinerary suggested but were greeted towards the end by a couple of tipsy villagers recovering from new year's eve I guess who served us freshly brewed coffee and were in a friendly and humorous mood:Luckily for us our group was also a friendly mix of nationalities and we got along quite well. Needless to say the Vachiratharn Waterfall was the cherry on the cake, we had ample time at each stop to take all the pictures we wanted. Highly recommend if you're visiting Chiang Mai and want a scenic trek for one day.
star-5
Had a brilliant day out with this...
Jane W, Aug 2016
Doi Suthep National Park Beginner Downhill Bike Ride from Chiang Mai
Had a brilliant day out with this lot. Very friendly, helpful and looked after us all really well. Please can crazy man send us some of the photos he took to our email address - thank you
star-5
Excellent fun and games! But not for...
C.W. M, Mar 2016
Doi Suthep National Park Beginner Downhill Bike Ride from Chiang Mai
Excellent fun and games! But not for absolute beginners, there's a steep climb near the end of the ride of course that will severely test your skills - Other than that as said, great fun, great crew. the scenery is fantastic. A great day was had by all, just remember to take and drink enough water.....you will need it!!
star-4
All About Physical Activity
Nichole S, Sep 2019
6-Hour Hike and Bike in Doi Suthep Pui National Park Combo from Chiang Mai
Our guide and driver arrived on time, which I am always thankful for. This tour was a challenge physically. The uphill portion of the hike was a challenge, but didn't last long, downhill was a breeze. I could tell the view at the top of Chiang Mai would be beautiful, but for us, it was cloudy, so couldn't see much. I know that's out of the tour guide's control so certainly not part of my rating. The food stop in the small village was quaint, but no one explained anything about the village. That would have added some culture to the trip. Having read several reviews before booking, I was pretty sure the bike ride down the mountain would be interesting, and it certainly was! The road is a mixture of dirt, rocks, and broken concrete. If you have experience off road biking, like one of the others on the tour, you might consider it easy. For me it was a challenge. I took my time, and made it down safely with a few scrapes. I consider my physical ability to be average. My husband, very physically fit, ran the LA marathon last year fit, also took his time riding down and he found it to be a challenge - no off road biking experience either. I will say we felt really good to finish! We weren't hungry at the last food stop so opted for beverages and a rest instead. Was sore the next day and a nice Thai Massage did the trick to loosen us up! What could make the tour better would be to incorporate a bit more culture, or maybe a few stops along the road at viewpoints on the drive up to explain what is in the park. As is, this tour is all about being physical.
star-4
Exciting experience overall...
Daniel F, May 2017
6-Hour Hike and Bike in Doi Suthep Pui National Park Combo from Chiang Mai
Exciting experience overall. Consider taking a motion-sickness pill before the truck ride up the mountain winding roads, goes well past the Doi Suthep temple - otherwise you may feel queasy at the start. The hike is along the ridge at the top of the mountain - not much climbing some descending. The bike ride was bumpy, as one might expect, so you'll need the protective gear they provide I slid out and got minor scratches. Brief stop for noodles at a Hmong village. Lunch is nice: a thai dish at a lake/reservoir that Thai families use for swimming and recreation.
star-4
Not so Beginner
567br, Jun 2019
Doi Suthep National Park Beginner Downhill Bike Ride from Chiang Mai
The expereince was fun and quite adventurious but the only reason I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars is this was definitely not beginner. The trail we went down was quite tough and at times dangerous. The trail had been trenched out due to rian and cars so with any rain the trail was slippery. Definitely not for someone who hasn't ridden a bike on anything besides the road. Nonetheless, the guides were great an patient with everyone. I had a blast and was sore for a few days after. The scenery was incredible and the lunch at the end with a beer was just the way to end off a tough day.
star-5
Fantastic experience with Pom and Art...
Nick S, Jul 2017
Doi Suthep National Park Beginner Downhill Bike Ride from Chiang Mai
Fantastic experience with Pom and Art as the perfect hosts
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My girlfriend and I went on this...
James B, Apr 2017
6-Hour Hike and Bike in Doi Suthep Pui National Park Combo from Chiang Mai
My girlfriend and I went on this hike/bike and chose the beginner trail. I'm 5'9" and athletic, though not an avid hiker and have never mountain biked. She's 5'6" and athletic, though not an avid hiker and never mountain biked has road biked. The hike was great - some challenging stretches, but easier than expected based on the prior reviews. Beginning-to-intermediate seems appropriate. The bike was definitely a challenge. We were assured beforehand that beginners can do it, and I personally made it down the hill with some focus and cautious driving. My girlfriend made it 2/3 of the way before having an accident and ended up with a broken wrist. The guide was excellent and helpful and arranged a truck to take her to the bottom of the mountain, and eventually to a local hospital note that the insurance coverage only applies for a bill more than 200 USD but we were surprised to have our bill at only 80. All things considered, it was a great trip physical, great scenery, good guides. A beginner CAN do the bike - drive cautiously and don't have to much pride to stumble off and walk a bit at the slipperier spots that they do stop and caution you against. But be prepared for a challenge. I can't speak for an intermediate or expert, but it probably is easy for them. Despite our accident, I would recommend. It's Mountain Biking, so it comes with some inherent risk. Be safe and enjoy.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is a must-visit for active travelers and first-time visitors.

  • Visit the park with a guide to learn more about its cultural and ecological significance.

  • Bring a sweater or light jacket, as the mountain is often several degrees cooler than Chiang Mai City.

  • Don’t forget to bring sun protection, insect repellent, and plenty of water.

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How to Get There

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is located 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of Chiang Mai. If you’re not visiting as part of an organized tour with round-trip transportation, it’s easy to get there by hiring a tuk-tuk or taxi.

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When to Get There

The best time to visit Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is on a clear, dry day when the views of the surrounding countryside are unobstructed (this is most likely to happen during the dry season from mid-November to mid-February). Expect daily rainfall during the months of August and September.

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Hiking the Monk’s Trail

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park has no shortage of hiking trails, but the Monk’s Trail ranks among the most famous. This trail leads from Chiang Mai University to Wat Phra Doi Suthep Temple. It gets its name from the monks that still use the trail to get to and from the temple, and the path is marked by distinctive saffron-colored ribbons tied to the trees.

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