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“Beautiful wat + good cafe”
Review of Wat Suan Dok

Wat Suan Dok
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Chiang Mai Small-Group Cultural Tour
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Half-Day City Temples Tour of Chiang Mai
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4-Hour Doi Suthep and Temples Tour from Chiang Mai
Ranked #16 of 259 things to do in Chiang Mai
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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.
Reviewed December 21, 2012

We really enjoyed visiting the wat, even though it had a lot of scaffolding around it - I assume it's being restored. It's a large site with lots of young monks coming and going, the burial site, bells, temple and then buildings behind the temple (as you head away from the main road) including "monk chat" and Pun Pun cafe - a very nice veggie cafe with a massive range of affordable food served to tables under a large banyan tree.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

There is one of the interesting temple in Chiang Mai.
Beautiful pagoda and clean.
Location near the Suan dok restaurant.
Easy to reach and nice place to drop by.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

The architecture, the divine feeling and the food at the restaurant. see my video on it - my youtube channel - Mary Bartnikowski - check it out - best temples in Chiang Mai

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Go early morning - sunrise and especially in cool season (Nov-Feb) there is often a little mist over Doi Pui which adds to the specticle.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

This site contains not only temples which are used by the monks but also is a burial ground for the old Kings of Chiang Mai. In the front garden is a Bodi tree which is said to be the tree that Buddha sat under when gaining enlightenment. Here you can also make an appointment to speak with a monk.

Thank BF55
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