Wat Sang Kaew Phothiyan, Mae Suai

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  • It's completely different from the seriousness of other temples in town, this is more on the 'fun' side with ironic sculptures displayed based on the modern world. The upper part is still under constr...  more »
  • Amazing pearl of a temple complex hidden 2kms up hill from the main Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai road. No entrance fee, enormous land footprint filled with a mix of traditional and modern style sculptures an...  more »
  • My wife and I came here on a whim and boy were we blown away. The temple is HUGE. So many different massive statues. There was a group of food vendors selling food in the parking lot of the temple. Th...  more »
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  • An amazing temple with multiple structures, each one more beautiful than the other, and many statues. A definite must see on your way to Chiang Rai. Keep an eye out for things you don't expect to see depicted in a religious site. Enjoy your visit!
  • Buddhism make me to know about peace of mind .
  • All the worst aspects of commercial Buddhist wats rolled into one. I have always avoided the white temple in Chiang Rai and if I had known better I would have avoided this place also.
  • I expected to see just another temple. But this place is really amazing different ! Don't miss it !!!
  • Wat Sang Kaew Photiyan [in Thai: วัดแสงแก้วโพธิญาณ] was established on May 9, 2006, by Kruba Ariyachat Ariyacitto, born in 2524 BE (1981 AC), a Buddhist monk and a renown amulets maker, famous for his meditation in the jungles for thirteen days without eating, drinking, going to toilet and standing. The temple has three tiers: a public area for lay people who come to make merit which includes a car park and a recreational space; Buddha shrine for holding various Buddhist ceremonies; and Nibbana Hall for holding formal Sangha ceremonies performed by a chapter of monks.

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