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“Best part is doing a monk chat”
Review of Wat Suan Dok

Wat Suan Dok
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$23.80*
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Private Tour: City and Temples of Chiang Mai
Ranked #19 of 240 things to do in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
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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 July 23, 2013

While exploring this temple that had some unique qualities we did a monk chat and had a great time exchanging words. We even had our monk invite us for a walk afterwards and left us with a parting gift!

Thank kimberly215
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

go to Pun Pun vegetarian restaurant, just past Monk talk on the right hand side. Just the best food in town. Shhh, don't tell anyone.....

Thank R M
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Although not on the main road, this temple is worth the visit. A group of white washed mausoleums house the cremation ashes of members of the royal family of Chiang Mai. This with the contrast of the gold pagoda is stunning. Although I didn't visit the vegetarian restaurant at the back, I heard the food is great. There is also an opportunity to chat with the monks on specific days in the afternoon which is a wonderful experience. Many monks come here to study so it's great to watch so many of them passing by. Much can be learned by visiting here!

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

This big temple is crowded with monks and with his dimensions is important place for thai people where to learn about buddhism, worthy to be seen

Thank Mario P
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Great little cafe at the back, wholesome and delicious under the shade of a fabulous tree. Bring a book or people watch

Thank KateMayTravel
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