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Wat Suan Dok, Chiang Mai

Categories: Cemeteries, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Wat Suan Dok, a Royal Temple of the Third Class, remains popular for its stunning architectural beauty and Buddhist university. Photographers flock here, especially at sunset, for fantastic shots of the chedis, or spires, decorated with Buddhas and white mausoleums holding the ashes of the royal family of Chiang Mai. Don't miss the 500-year-old bronze Buddha in the back of the facility. Ask about open times to meet and chat with the monks, who are eager to practice their English with visitors. Using our online itinerary creator, Chiang Mai attractions like Wat Suan Dok can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The sight of pagodas is quite beautiful. If it's sunny day then it'd be nice for photography. There's also parking lot which is located next to the pagodas. 
  • This temple, is not full of tourists like so many others, since it is not in the center of the city. Anyway, it is highly recommended. Do not charge entry, and really breathes peace. I recommend you to go in the morning, when the Sun not yet punished.
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  • So not too crowded here, many bushes, clean airy stayed longer. Just visited in the evening, during the White Tower for some Sun, watching, I felt calm and peaceful. Also, can have also the chance to talk with the monks at this temple. And Punpun vegetarian restaurant in the premises of this temple is truly delicious, reasonably priced is recommended. It is pretty delicious!
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  • Went here for monk chat and was awesome. The young monks are very friendly and knowledgable. From 5-7 on Friday evenings, worth the trip. The temple is also beautiful and free to enter.
  • My new favourite temple in Chiang Mai, its big, lots of things to explore. Only con is from June 2016 you will be asked to pay 20 thb to enter the temple. In my opinion totally worth it.
  • Free entrance, big temple. The temple was built by the same monk that built Doi suthep temple. Beware of hot in the day time.
  • Free of the touristy feel, but just outside the city. The main temple has a super high ceiling with regal decor, very peaceful and encourages meditation. They also have many white pagodas in the patio, a large ground and serene.
  • It's a peaceful place to get your mind clear, there is also a meditation retreat offered here leaving every Tuesday at 1:30pm. Book before in high season.
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