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Wat Pan Tao, Chiang Mai

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Religious Site
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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  • It is impossible to view all temples near, this I would recommend if you have a small hole. On the other hand, he is situated close to one of the most famous temples in the neighborhood so it is useful to combine them.
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  • We were not even going to visit since Wat Chedi Luang was next door. Oh boy, we were glad we did though. Easily the most classic wat from the 1700s and entirely made out of teak. Teak on the walls, te...  more »
  • IF you want see a different temples this is the one. It was fully built with wood, it gives you a different sense of peace. Great photo ops and a lot less crowded. I totally recommend you to visit thi...  more »
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  • Very cool and calm place. There are a bunch of bells near the entrance you can ring. You get to see a small pond with lots of lanterns tied to the trees. There are some dogs and monks around, giving you a very peaceful state of mind. The structures and ambiance makes this place very soothing.
  • Beautiful wat. Came here during a Buddhist holiday and saw the amazing candle lightings everywhere. Gorgeous place.
  • Amazing place, very spiritual. Take your time to see to know more about the religion.
  • Wasn't charged any fees for visit when we went. Amazing temple, friendly staff. They didn't mind camera and tripod. Fees are usually $1, or $1.50 max, at other Wats, so not worth complaint about, goes to maintenance.
  • Really nice temple. Closed to Chedi Luang. Don't hesitate to go behind the temple to see a Buddha statue and novice monk school.