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Address: On Suthep Road, west of the Old City, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Temple built on what were once a 14th-century monarch's gardens. Today,...

Temple built on what were once a 14th-century monarch's gardens. Today, site of a Buddhist university and a popular spot for photographers, especially during sunset. Some of the temple's chedis (spires) contain ashes of Chiang Mai's royal family. Also, one can see half of a holy Buddhist relic brought from Sukothai in 1371, which unfortunately split into two upon arrival in Chiang Mai. The other half is buried at Doi Suthep. A 500-year-old bronze Buddha image, one of the largest in northern Thailand, is also housed here, in the small hall at the back of the compound.

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It is one of my favorite temples, good for relax and meditation. Makes my day with inner purification. Nice golden jetiya and white colors of stupa in Lanna style. Location is... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of my favorite temples, good for relax and meditation. Makes my day with inner purification. Nice golden jetiya and white colors of stupa in Lanna style. Location is there, right in town and very convenience.

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Kalapana, Hawaii
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a quick trip here to see this architecturally pleasing temple which is also a place where monks live and study. We hired a guide who told us about the royal stupas here and showed us through the ornately painted buildings. A good short stop not far from the center of the city.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful temple just outside of Old City. If you are coming back from Doi Suthep, you could do Wat Umong and Wat Suan Dok since it's along the way. The temple itself is nothing to shout about, but the white stupa behind is something unique.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing so many temples in Asia, I have found it difficult to keep them all straight! We had a local guide take us and one other couple around to many in the Chiang Mai area. It has one gold and many whitewashed chedis, ornate bells and exterior. I loved the ornate interior with the seated Buddha and standing Buddha... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dhamma hall is colorfully decorated and there are young novice monks here who live and study the dhamma. It is part of thai tradition. The many white stupas in the backyard belong to that of a royal family.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Close to the city center, this temple has gorgeous carved artwork in brilliant colors. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

I loved my time here.. Little bit out of town i arrived by bike.. I had the temple by myself.. Nice pictures... Peace and quiet.. Such a lovely views and photo opportunities.. Nice area with a lot markets and food stalls nearby..

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Wat Suan Dok is made up of a large golden stupa surrounded by numerous smaller white stupa together with many Khmer style temples which were a cemetery for the Royal Family when Northern Thailand had its own kingdom. This is still a working temple with lots of monks. The main temple has a colourful large vaulted ceiling supported by wooden... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Beautiful temple in the center of Chiang Mai, worth a visit. Expect to spend about 30 min to take a tour , not more

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is one of the most beautiful places i ever visited. Chiang Mai with its beautiful surroundings do have also other ancient and religious sites to be visited. Great place indeed!

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