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Shan center with unique chedi

Sited in a quiet neighborhood a couple blocks north of the Chang Puak bus station, Wat Ku Tao in... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
blackeaglejim
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Ku Tao is off the beaten track. I didn't see any other tourists.

Wat Ku Tao is off the beaten track. I didn't see any other tourists. It's nice and quiet with... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2017
Dean S
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Sited in a quiet neighborhood a couple blocks north of the Chang Puak bus station, Wat Ku Tao in recent decades has become the second temple, besides Wat Pa Pao, serving the local Shan community. Its resident monks wear red robes, as in the Shan States in Myanmar, rather than
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Wat Ku Tao is off the beaten track. I didn't see any other tourists. It's nice and quiet with plenty of trees.
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I have visited this temple several times. It is unusual for a couple of reasons. First of all its "pile of water melons" pagoda. Secondly there is only a single, somewhat hidden sign in English. They don't expect or get many western visitors. My visits to this place have
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This temple is packed with interest. The chedhi built in the early 17th century is of remarkable design appearing as five water-melons stacked in diminishing size like a wedding cake. The name of the temple "Tao" means water-melon in the northern dialect. It houses the remains
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This temple is about a five minute walk from the Chang Pruek bus station. It is a very quiet corner of the city. It is a Burmese Shan style temple. It has a very different style compared to the Thai temples. I have passed this temple during a fair and the people were
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