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“Wat Suandok royal temple” 5 of 5 stars
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Wat Suan Dok
On Suthep Road, west of the Old City, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Chiang Mai Small-Group Cultural Tour
Ranked #23 of 208 things to do in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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“Wat Suandok royal temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

it's another sacred temple in Chiangmai.There are many white shrine witch contain the ashes of Chiangmai royal family ,the most interest one is the shrine of royal consort Chao Dararatsami. and also this temple there is a big buhda image call prachokaotue

Visited January 2013
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“This place was cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This wat was really cool. I've been to Chiang Mai multiple times, and somehow missed this place. It's not overcrowded with...anybody really... but has really cool features. I was impressed with the graveyard. I don't think I'd ever seen a graveyard at a Wat before.

The only thing I was confused about was the shoe policy. There are signs saying take off your shoes, but then the area you walk on is incredibly dirty. Birds had a field day all over the red bricks, it was nasty! I also saw some other people walk with shoes on....smart choice people!

Visited March 2012
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“The Home for Monks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This amazing temple has a great Veggie restaurant call Pun Pun, you must spend time in the temple and visit Pun Pun for lunch. Later in the evening go to the Monk Chat to hear the wisdom of Buddha's Dharmma.

Visited January 2013
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“One of the Best in Chiang Mai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is one of the best wats in Chiang Mai. The grounds are beautiful and it is wonderful to see the monks always on the grounds as it is situated in a university. Spend some time walking through the university grounds while you're there. There are virtually no crowds because it is situated outside of the Old City. Go early for the best light.

Visited February 2013
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“Meditation Retreat: highly recommended for beginners”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a review for the Meditation Retreat run from this temple. As someone ignorant of Buddhism and meditation techniques, I found the retreat a great learning experience. The monks are knowledgable and answered even the most basic questions with insight and understanding. A relaxing retreat in a serene location.

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