Wat Pha Lat

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Wat Pha Lat
4.5
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions
Temple In The Jungle
Jan 2020
We reach this wat after visiting Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and is about 7 km from it. It is hidden within the forest, off the road leading up to Wat Doi Suthep. Our Taxi driver informed us, the tale of the white elephant, carrying a Buddha relic up the Doi Suthep, had rested here on its way up the hill. Wat Pha Lat was built at the sites where the elephant had rested on its way up.
There are a number of buildings in this hidden temple. It includes, an old Chedi in its ground and a Wihan with a Buddha sitting on a platform. All this structure are within well landscape grounds, in the forest. The place is quite and serene and is meant to be such, as it is a place of meditation for the monks. We spent about two hours exploring this place and relaxing at this site. Since the temple is a bit out of the way, it can be difficult to find a ride for the return trip, so it would be advisable to book a round trip and have the driver wait.
Written December 27, 2020
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Eleonora D
17 contributions
Beyond words beautiful
Dec 2019
One of my most favourite temples in Ching Mai. It may not be the most beautifully decorated temple but the sense of peace, tranquility and n that one get when visiting this temple is worth every cent! You have to take your time at this beautiful temple - the grounds are big and you can get drawn into the amazingly beautiful landscape around it. The waterfalls, the forest and you could spend hours just being! I have visited it and I will visit it again every time I go to Ching Mai. Beyond words beautiful place.
Written November 25, 2020
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Justine Cadman
Sydney, Australia401 contributions
Our favourite temple in Chiang Mai!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visiting this temple was part of the Sunrise tour, temple Suthep Doi. Wat Pha Lat has such beautiful, peaceful & natural surroundings. There are many stunning sculptures also. A special place indeed.
Written March 9, 2020
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Wistraveller365
Muscat, Oman134 contributions
Very Beautiful
Feb 2020
Our stopped at Wat Pha Lat on the way to the bigger pagoda and we are glad he did. I enjoy the older and more plain areas to the gold and tourists. Worth a stop and visit to see a little bit of history. Site is nestled in the trees's which makes it a more serine place.
Written March 1, 2020
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Hitesh S
Mumbai, India264 contributions
worth a visit
Feb 2020
hidden temple in jugle, now open for public, worth visit , its make in 1355,very old, its now for monk residence and meditation, worth a visit
Written February 19, 2020
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,986 contributions
A Little Temple With Great Views
Feb 2020
On days that are not smoggy and smokey this great little spot treats visitors with a wonderful view of Chiang Mai from high up on the hill. It's complete with a dormitory for monks and a variety of many different little areas, each quite unique and not overly crowded. This is an area with several temples, each very unique. Interesting enough to recommend a visit.
Written February 15, 2020
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Lisa M
Dunedin, New Zealand62 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2020
Beautiful Wat Pha Lap! Not as grand as the wats that are on the main tourist maps, but a peaceful and tranquil place and by far my favorite temples to visit on our trip to Thailand. Make sure you visit this special place on the way back from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep :)
Written February 11, 2020
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Lohn G
Charlotte, NC23 contributions
My Favorite
Dec 2019
This temple is the ancient precursor (lower on the mountain) than Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. While a little less grand than it's younger sibling, it is steep with history, reverence, and peace. Boasting beautiful views of the city of Chang Mai, it is built on a stream with a seried of waterfalls. A terrific place for meditation or simple reflection. Go!!
Written February 7, 2020
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vespana5
15 contributions
Refreshing, re-energizing
Oct 2019
A great hike along the lower part of Doi Suthep. This place is well preserved, and although more and more people are starting to come up this path, it has still maintained its quiet atmosphere and serenity. It has a waterfall with a great overlook of Chiangmai (a lower and more closeup angle compared to the one by the highway road, and the back of Doi Suthep Temple). There is now a small coffee shop by the main road path, which is staffed by the monks.
Written January 28, 2020
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Mel S
Island of Hawaii, HI14 contributions
Marvelous little find
Jun 2019
Off the beaten path, a wonderful little spot with an abundance of little temples and paths, with a wonderful view of Chiang Mai from high up on the hill. There's also a dormitory for monks. There are so many different little areas, each quite unique and not overly crowded. In many of the little areas, we were the only ones there. If you're looking for perfection and golden stuppas, this is probably not for you, but if you want to find some super interesting groups of temples, each very unique, little jungle paths with interesting statues, and interesting structures, this is the place.
Written January 25, 2020
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