Wat Pan Tao, Chiang Mai

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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  • August 13, 2017
    Really beautiful and exciting! If you go at night with lighting changes and becomes almost magical!
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  • August 12, 2017
    This temple is located next to wat Chedi luang, so after visiting that temple I walked into this temple. There was a wooden pavement, I was wondering for what that was...though one could also walk on ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The temple is located in the center of the city moat, Chiang's sister is a very old temple is a famous Temple black cut a pattern with very fine gold. If you come Sunday is on the walking Street.
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  • May 26, 2017
    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.
  • January 11, 2017
    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.
  • August 15, 2017
    The most beautiful wooden temple in Chiangmai, and in Thailand for me.
  • February 16, 2017
    Beautiful wat. Came here during a Buddhist holiday and saw the amazing candle lightings everywhere. Gorgeous place.
  • March 14, 2017
    Amazing place, very spiritual. Take your time to see to know more about the religion.

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