Just a few minutes away from a busy thoroughfare but quiet and peaceful. Some information about the relevant Budha poses for the various days of the week.
Wat Ku Tao is a beautiful, original temple of Chiang Mai located in the heart of the Shan community of CM. Shan's are one of the ethnic groups of refugees from Shan State Burma who have settled in and around CM in the heart of an area that has historically been home to them. All of the Shan and Burmese... More
I'll start by saying I don't mean other temples are fake. What I mean is at Wat Gu Dtao, you'll never see a 'falang', white tourist, a camera, an I-Phone or a group tour. This temple doesn't dazzle and it's razzle-dazzle tourists want. I'm there almost every morning the months that I'm in Chiang Mai because it is, as others... More
Special Chedi and humurous abbot very well kept, clean and quiet
Wat Ku Tao is a highly unusual chedi thought to have been built in 1613 to hold the ashes of Prince Saravadi (1578-1607), the first Burmese overlord of Chiang Mai.
I'm surprised to find this temple on TA. Its main "claim to fame" is the unusual shaped chedi which it is said look like water melons ("tao" in Lanna dialect) stacked one on top of the other; to me, they look more like Thai pumpkins. Other than this, there is really l; little to attract the average visitor, the compound... More
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