Doikham Panorama View Point: viewpoint of Chiang Mai

From Chiang Mai city or its suburbs you can see the mountains. It is logical that from these mountains you can see Chiang Mai.

In this post I will talk about one of these viewpoints.

This place is free. In fact, Wat Phra That Doi Kham is located here, and Doikham Panorama View Point is part of the temple complex.

On the temple grounds there are various religious buildings, as well as various tourist attractions and shops.

Religious sites and tourist sites are closely intertwined, so behave appropriately everywhere. If you decide to go inside the temple, then take off your shoes wherever it is written about it or where locals take off their shoes.

Doikham Panorama View Point (and Wat Phra That Doi Kham) is not very far from Chiang Mai and is easy to get to with a GPS navigator. But I somehow confused this place with some other viewpoint (like Chaloem Phra Kiat Pavilion Viewpoint) and could not find it for a long time. Eventually, following the road signs, I found Wat Phra That Doi Kham. In general, there are several viewpoints on Chiang Mai.

There is a parking lot at the Wat Phra That Doi Kham temple, so you can climb to the very top – the last section of the road is a mountain serpentine – be careful. Fortunately, this section is not very long.

In addition, there is another parking lot below. I marked this place on the map as “Walking route”. From here you can walk up the stairs to the viewpoint.

IMPORTANT: the section of the road from the point “Bicycles are not allowed” to the parking lot at the Wat Phra That Doi Kham temple is intended only for cars and motorcycles; it is prohibited to ride bicycles on this section of the road. Therefore, if you arrived here on a bicycle, then park it next to the “Walking route” point and go up on foot.

We were there on Sunday and there were quite a lot of visitors. But this did not create problems, since the territory of the temple and especially the observation deck are very extensive. It is clear that on weekdays there should be fewer people.

What you can see from here is the city of Chiang Mai and its suburbs.

As you can see, there are not very many high-rise buildings in Chiang Mai.

Also, don’t forget to go to the end of the observation deck – there are views of the mountains.

Somewhere on these mountains there are a couple more observation platforms, from which a view of the city of Chiang Mai opens. From here, however, the southern suburbs are more visible, and Chiang Mai itself is on the left.

The Doikham Panorama View Point is quite large. There are various installations with which you can take original photographs with a view of the city from above.

For example, there is a London telephone booth, some very beautiful benches and awnings, animal statues, sakura and several other decorative elements that I cannot identify and classify.

Video of Doikham Panorama View Point:

Video of Doikham Panorama View Point in 8K:

Video of Doikham Panorama View Point including views of the mountains and Chiang Mai:

Overall, a pleasant, very short trip. Let me remind you, everything is free. I don't see any reason why not come here if you're in Chiang Mai.

There are other viewpoints in the same area – if you have the desire and time, you can look for them:

  • Chaloem Phra Kiat Pavilion Viewpoint
  • Mon Pha Dham Viewpoint
  • Doi Hua Moo Viewpoint

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