Wat Phan Tao
Wat Phan Tao
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James I
New York City, NY576 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I visited over a year ago and have heard theres has been some restoration work so things might be different now. When I visited, from the outside the temple had a nice older, dark wood appearance to it that kept things simple. Upon entering, this allowed the massive golden buddha statue framed in a nice case to really stand out which is definitely the highlight here.
Written 1 March 2024
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Aleksandra M
Warsaw, Poland86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautiful temple in beautiful surroundings, definitely worth visting if you're in Chiang Mai. It's quite small and wooden, so different from the others in Chiang mai, which makes it quite unique
Written 28 December 2023
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands8,501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Teak wooden temple, which is in the process of being refurbished. You can still enter the temple, as renovations at the site continue.
Written 19 December 2023
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NicolefromSF
San Francisco, CA14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
This used to be my favorite temple in CM. When they renovated it, they changed the Buddha statue and also put up a lot of gold work behind the statue. Both of these new gold additions do not go well with the simplicity of the beautiful old teak beams, walls and roof. A real shame but still worth stopping in to admire the architecture. I miss how it looked before.
Written 1 December 2023
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Hong Kong, China5,707 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
…sets this temple apart from others and the interior I found to be really striking, more reminiscent of places I have seen in Japan rather than elsewhere in Chiang Mao or SE Asia generally. The golden stupa at the rear is also very beautiful to behold.
Written 28 October 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,566 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Wat Phan Tao is one among many Buddhist temples dotted in Chiang Mai. Currently it is under renovation and not open to public. Nothing is particularly impressive from the outside. Go somewhere else at this moment.
Written 23 September 2023
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What We Found Travelling
Sydney, Australia5,955 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This small temple has a magical feel & allows for some great photo opportunities inside and out.
Definitely one to experience if temples are what you’ve come to see.
Written 3 February 2023
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Tote919
Bangkok, Thailand5,330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is another pretty temple in Chiang Mai old town. You can walk from one temple to another in this old town area. If you like arts and want to see every detail, you will find each temple quite different and you should prepare at least 1 hour to visit each temple.
Written 30 January 2023
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We visited this place during our walking tour of the old city and is located in the centre of the old city. It’s the site where ovens were placed to cast Buddha images for Wat Chedi Luang, which is nearby. The viharn is beautiful. Opposite the entrance is a large golden sitting Buddha, the Wat Phan Tao’s principal Buddha image. There is also a large white chedi. We were there in the evening and it was shutting down for the day then.
Written 31 December 2020
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Jane N
London, UK986 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Unfortunately this was being renovated when we went so we couldn't go inside or see very much. We did have a small peek and saw a little of the beautiful teak workmanship as it is a masterpiece of wooden construction.
It is situated next door to Wat Chedi Luang which is a must see in Chiang Mai.
Written 15 April 2020
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