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Wat Suan Dok

On Suthep Road, west of the Old City, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 278 304
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Temple built on what were once a 14th-century monarch's gardens. Today, site of a Buddhist university and a popular spot for photographers, especially during sunset. Some of the temple's chedis (spires) contain ashes of Chiang Mai's royal family. Also, one can see half of a holy Buddhist relic brought from Sukothai in 1371, which unfortunately split into two upon arrival in Chiang Mai. The other half is buried at Doi Suthep. A 500-year-old bronze Buddha image, one of the largest in northern Thailand, is also housed here, in the small hall at the back of the compound.
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  • Average9%
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On Suthep Road, west of the Old City, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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+66 53 278 304
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"beautiful temple"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

one of the temples on my list but i chanced upon it while looking for a place to eat and stay. it's located within the old walls. excellent place for a quick visit and photos for memories

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I suppose this is considered a must, but another nearby is much more tranquil and pleasant. Overrun with tourists and kind of a madhouse.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth a visit to pay respect to the ancestry of some important people in Thailand (memorials), not for children. One of the largest Chedi structures I've seen in Chiang Mai. Quiet and sombre (befitting) feel.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ancient 14th century stunning white memorials to important Thais set on beautifully kept grounds next to Temples. One of the largest pagodas we've seen

1  Thank Gavin S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I adore Chiang Mai. These magnificent temples are located in the middle of a neighborhood, in back of stores and even gas stations.Where ever they pop out; they are a must to witness. Please keep in mind to be honor their wishes as some places...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is another lovely temple in Chiang Mai. It's a little bit out of the way, but worth it on my opinion as it is quite large. There is also a building near by where you see able to meet and chat with monks (monk...More

Thank armed_sirloin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice temple, it was not as crowded as those temples in capital, Bangkok. Felt at ease within on the temple grounds, there are beautiful chedis within the temple grounds which are the final resting places of some of the relatives of the royal family.

Thank IvanS225
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The actual inside temple section of Wat Suan Dok is beautiful but not the most amazing interior we’ve seen in Thailand. However the chedis in the outer area are spectacular. We also had lunch at the Pun Pun Vegetarian cafe at the back of the...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

A beautiful historical place near the center of the city, which reminds us of the transience of being.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This Wat or temple is about 30min walk from the old square. Beautiful temple on large grounds, well bigger than most. It's a monastic school. You also have the opportunity to speak with a monk, which is not common. So lovely inside and out. Worth...More

Thank Anne W
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Jaime V
6 September 2017|
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Response from Tib18 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. Wat Suan Dok has a Monk Chat Monday - Friday, 5-7p.m. It's free, but do put something in the donation box facing the entrance, or offer an envelope. It's a great experience to learn a little about Buddhism, and... More
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21 February 2017|
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Yes ..easy peasy
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24 December 2016|
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Response from warmbeerhater | Reviewed this property |
This one is less formal. I have worn shorts and a golf shirt.....I don't think beach ware is liked anywhere in CM, but is still tolerated. A few shirtless were taken to the police station last year.
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