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Wat Pan Tao, Chiang Mai

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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 remarkable temple in Chiang Mai. Easy to access and tourist friendly. Worth to have a visit.  more »
  • You won't miss this place if you come to old city. Not a big temple but the wooden craft is interesting.  more »
  • No matter how I tried to angle my phone I was unable to capture the old and rustic beauty of this temple. I would call it a hidden gem as upon first glance it doesn't look as appealing due to its dark...  more »
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  • This temple built of timber, which was a different experience of a Thai temple. During my Sunday market visit, I discovered that the night market is along this street. Though small, there is something simplistic about its beauty. The wooden pathway at the side of the temple is superb.
  • 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.
  • Really nice temple. Closed to Chedi Luang. Don't hesitate to go behind the temple to see a Buddha statue and novice monk school.