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Wat Pan Tao, Chiang Mai

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Built in the 14th century, the small monastic temple of Wat Pan Tao serves the royal temple next door. Upon entry, look for the gilded wood carving over the main door depicting animals. Farther in, take time to admire the carved teak "wiharn," a chapel for people to pray in and a former royal residence. This structure features interesting items like a dhamma casket with Buddhist scriptures and a gilded stand. Work out when and for how long to visit Wat Pan Tao and other Chiang Mai attractions using our handy Chiang Mai vacation route planner.
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  • One of the most beautiful temple that I could visit in Thailand, maybe compared to its simplicity that clashes to the other wats very kitsch and distorted and its structure entirely wooden. FREE.
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  • There are so many Temples in Chiang Mai that it would take forever to review them all. Instead I will talk about my favourite one, Phan Tao. Its wooden structure is immediately visually arresting from...  read more »
  • We were impressed by a photo of the Temple which was taken during Loy Krathong, and we immediately put it in our wish list for our trip to Chiang Mai. We visited the temple twice during our time in CM...  read more »
  • Very nice wooden temple.
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