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Beautiful temple

The outside of the temple is all gold in colour. It is said that this temple has survived a bomb in... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Michael T
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Terrible, terrible location!

While looking for the Wat Phra Kaeo, I passed by this temple. What shocked me is what appeared to... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2016
LolaGo1
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  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
1 May 2017
“Beautiful temple”
11 Mar 2016
“Terrible, terrible location!”
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The outside of the temple is all gold in colour. It is said that this temple has survived a bomb in its history, making it very special and famous for this reason. The temple itself is a small one but it's architecture is full of...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

While looking for the Wat Phra Kaeo, I passed by this temple. What shocked me is what appeared to be lack of respect for the wat. There are vendors selling fruits and vegetables along the street leading to this wat. The area directly in front...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 30 January 2016

As I said in the title, you will find this temple worthy of a photo visit. It is very easily accessable and well worth a 30 minute visit if you find yourself in Chiang Rai.

Thank VivaHawaii
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Beautiful wat, once called the Crouching Elephant Wat, it has elephants everywhere. Smaller than some of the other temples in town, it's a spot of peace in a busy noisy place.

Thank Judith R
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This temple was unique in ways from other temples that we saw throughout Thailand. If in the area, it may be a good photo opportunity to add to your travel pictures.

Thank JRBailor
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

It's within walking distance around the city centre. There are other temples and basically they are about the same, in terms of architecture... I would suggest for travelers who have say 5 hours before your bus/plane trip out of Chiangrai. If possible, let the city...More

Thank CaseyOng2014
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We walked around the local market for a long time and had a break with some coconuts on the stairs of this wat. There were plenty of locals also sitting here in the shade. The wat it self is not the best in town -...More

Thank Dutchguy_in_Allgau
Reviewed 24 October 2014

We stumbled across this Wat as we left the market. Very under whelming. We were the only ones there and with good reason

1  Thank bryan61
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Located near the market of Chiang Rai, this temple is realy frequented by locals. On the roof inside you can see traditional lana writing. Outside, I found the big smiling buddha in chinese style realy funny... But the temple seems more to be a place...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 23 August 2013

This is a dominant fat(rotund) Buddha figure which is the equivalent of asian Michelin- Man. Picture opportunities abound here. The hand raised in the Uitarkah Mudra position helps visitors to slowly understand the meaning of all the hand gestures ,in the temples they go to....More

1  Thank Eli B
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