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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...more
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On Suthep Road, west of the Old City, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 278 304
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Perhaps the most bucolic temples of Chiang Mai. Originally Wat Suan Dok (Suan Dok means field of flowers) is an ancient Buddhist temple, built in the 14th century, for the pleasure of the sovereigns of Chiang Mai in the gardens of King Mengrai, before being...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit it again after several years and when arrived It was f crowed with tourist. But it's a beautiful temple. So we would recommend to go earlier in the morning or maybe in the evening.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KingUnicornThe23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pra KK is enthusiastic and entertaining as he presents the Buddhist philosophy, the brief history of Buddha, the Three Universal Truths of Buddhism, the Four Noble Paths and the Noble Eightfold Pats of Buddhism as well as 3 guided meditations in his well crafted, delightful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my partner last year and found it welcoming to people of all faiths. I found it to be a place of pilgrimage and spirituality.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Merlin888888
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

A bit out of town.Nice grounds, a large cemetery of stuppas to deceased monks.A 20 baht charge to enterain temple.A good vegetarian restaurant Pun Pun,on temple grounds.A few interesting photo shoots.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank zalnikor
Reviewed February 11, 2019

Beautiful, colorful temple, and perfect for a short visit! It was nice to walk around, and small enough to enjoy at the end of a 2-week tour!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank teachertraveller17
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Nice and inspiring place. Very few visitors. Not like other wats that are so crowded. You can take the time to visit, take pictures and enjoy a quiet moment.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CT8577
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

The large number of stupas was unique compared to others. Photos are allowed and restrooms on site. One of many temples.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank advcards
Reviewed January 25, 2019

I suggest stopping by this temple was on the way to Wat Umong Suan (or back). There is impressive mausoleum adjacent to the temple.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Konstantin I
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

I took a watercolor lesson and the master chose to bring me at this temple, where he used to be a monk. It was a magic moment. Monks even came to peak at our work... I came back later to enjoy the sunset on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
The phone at Wat Suan Dok is 66 53278304. The activity most often experienced by tourists is called MONK CHAT, I still am unsure about day retreats. Wat Umong and Wat Pha Lat are meditation temples in quieter... More
Jaime V
September 6, 2017|
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Response from Tib18 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. Wat Suan Dok has a Monk Chat Monday - Friday, 5-7p.m. It's free, but do put something in the donation box facing the entrance, or offer an envelope. It's a great experience to learn a little about Buddhism, and... More
February 20, 2017|
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Response from Liam D | Reviewed this property |
Yes ..easy peasy