Wat Suan Dok
Wat Suan Dok
4.5
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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About
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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Siwarit
Bangkok, Thailand196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
It has the pagoda with outstanding beauty what was built in 1916, in Lanka-Sukhothai style. It has served as a burial ground for the Lanna royal family (white stupas). If you have spare time from Old Quarter of Chiangmai, you can visit this temple.
Written 23 April 2024
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Rachel B
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It was worth a quick run by, but was not very unique relative to some of the other options in chiang mai to visit. It was very calm, and an excellent place for meditation or quiet contemplation, but not a revolutionary sight to see.
Written 17 April 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,907 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Wat Suan Dok is one among a plethora of Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai. The collection of white chedi, although getting dated, is the main highlight. The main temple is equally impressive. Unfortunately the main stupa is under renovation. Admission required for entry into the main temple.
Written 22 September 2023
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JDZatSF
San Francisco, CA1,873 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Wat Suan Dok is just east of the Old City on Suthep (across from Chiang Mai University) and is a big temple with a big Buddha, a monk chat, a Buddhist university, a meditation retreat, and Pun Pun vegetarian restaurant in the back. Definitely check it out!
Written 20 May 2023
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Ivette V
Boulder, CO10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Nice temple with a beautiful gold stupa, which was under maintenance, but could still be appreciated. Calm inside, offering the opportunity for truly quiet meditation.
Written 10 February 2023
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This large temple is located not far away from the old city. The façade is intricate and well decorated. The vihara is splendid and spacious. The ambience is quiet and clean.
Written 7 February 2023
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Robert Y
Hong Kong, China99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The temple is surrounded by white chedis, a memorial ground for members of the royal families who passed away. It is perhaps one of the less-visited temples but still worthwhile to go and have a look as it is not far away from the city wall.
Written 25 January 2023
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Wolfee600
Singapore, Singapore773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Not far from the old city. A quiet, clean and beautiful temple.
It was great to visit and walk around the temple grounds.
Written 12 November 2022
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,597 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Although located in a quite busy part of the city, the temple is quiet and interesting. The white chedis next to the golden pagoda contain the ashes of various members of the royal family. The temple is built on the site of a 14th century royal garden and is well worth a visit...
Written 5 June 2022
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,753 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
There are many little chedis here and some of them contain the ashes of the former royal family of Chiang Mai. The whole compound is peaceful and pleasant to walk around. There are lots of good spots to take beautiful pictures.
Written 9 May 2022
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