Wat Sang Kaew Phothiyan
Wat Sang Kaew Phothiyan
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  • MNB55
    Greater Sydney, Australia121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go where the locals go! Massive Wat but private.
    An amazing 'locals' place. The tour companies do not stop here because its free and they do not get a commission. The Previous King of Thailand stayed here often. It is big, colourful and inspiring. The gardens are beautiful and very creative, especially the fire breathing dragons. If you can stop here, do so it is worth the time.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 October 2023
  • James I
    New York City, New York575 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Giant Colors
    An out of the way, very quiet place on an expansive plot of land. When we visited we were almost completely alone the entire time which was very nice, especially in the garden area. You'll encounter many gigantic and colorful statues here that almost gives off the impression of a theme park. If looking for something older and more traditional, this is not it, however it had some great artwork to the structures and was a nice stop while visiting other temples in the area.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2024
  • KelvinUltra
    Singapore, Singapore23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heavenly Atmosphere in Human World
    Maybe the time and month I went was just right for a cool temperature. Flowers scent were in the air too. I booked a private car to this place as I think is not easily accessible. I did not regret coming here as it is one of the most beautiful temples I visited in Thailand as the statues were big and in vibrant colors! Is located up in the mountains and I thought I was in heaven surrounded by all the heavenly deities! I was also lucky to meet the abbot Kruba Aliyachart who is well loved by the locals here
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 April 2024
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Don't go here expecting a peaceful tranquil atmosphere. Everything is done over the top with colourful and huge statues everywhere. My favourite part was actually the garden which should not be missed.
Worth a stop.
Written 6 March 2023
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badgermc
Welwyn, UK103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
We came here on the way to other temples and wasn’t disappointed.

The place mixes some modern themes with traditional. (See photos)

There are places to eat outside the temple which was cheap and good food, there is somewhere to eat and drink in the temple too.

The temple itself was spectacular and the statues and bells made it enjoyable to visit too.
Written 5 May 2018
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Hitesh S
Mumbai, India391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
supurbly maintain, worth spend time to see inside the temple nad surroundings, its beautiful,colourful and many more things to see.
Written 20 February 2020
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T_C_Edward
Olathe, KS12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
My wife and I came here on a whim and boy were we blown away. The temple is HUGE. So many different massive statues. There was a group of food vendors selling food in the parking lot of the temple. This place is well worth it. I highly recommend.
Written 15 March 2017
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Rob A
Olhao, Portugal780 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
This wat, in a modest village in Chiang Rai province, apparently attracted royal patronage, and the results are breathtaking. There is fabulous building after fabulous building, and as wide a range of statues as I have seen outside India. The monks are friendly, entrance is free, and the photo opportunities without number.
Written 20 December 2016
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Tinks
Santa Cruz, CA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
Beautiful, huge, epic. Leave yourself plenty of daylight to take in all of the statues. We rented a car and a driver from Chiang Rai to check out this temple as well as some neighboring sights. We stayed until sunset and were able to witness monks chanting in one of the buildings of the compound.
Written 26 January 2016
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Doug N
Hallidays Point, Australia68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
This wat does not receive the publicity it deserves. We enjoyed our visit more than the famous Wat Rong Khun. A bit out of the way but anyone traveling to Chiang Rai should put it on their "must see" list.
Written 16 September 2018
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manucanuck
Hong Kong, China1,938 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
It's completely different from the seriousness of other temples in town, this is more on the 'fun' side with ironic sculptures displayed based on the modern world. The upper part is still under construction / expansion. I can't believe this is a well-hidden gem, if it weren't for my private drive I wouldn't have known! By the way my driver (tony from lanna tour) said his brother in law helped built this place! And he's super proud!
Written 29 November 2017
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Mari K
Bradenton, FL73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Amazing pearl of a temple complex hidden 2kms up hill from the main Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai road. No entrance fee, enormous land footprint filled with a mix of traditional and modern style sculptures and temples stretching a good kilometre back. Interesting modern sculpture at the main temple entrance of 4 statues carrying a large bell: 2 in the familiar traditional gold style and dress and 2 dark-skinned modern figures, one drinking beer with a mobile phone (with social media) in his pocket and wearing flip flops; the other smoking a cigarette and giving a hand gesture and wearing Converse boots. Super cool! Yet still peaceful within the temples themselves. Well worth a visit.
Written 1 October 2017
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Malcolm N
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
worst temple we ever went too. The monk does black magic on western men and the amulets are poison. avoid this place at all costs
Written 31 October 2021
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