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Review of Wat Suan Dok

Wat Suan Dok
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Half-Day Doi Suthep and Temples From Chiang Mai
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Private Tour: City and Temples of Chiang Mai
Ranked #18 of 263 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 May 27, 2014

Add used to teach music on the weekends. He's a very famous musician, singer in Thailand.

It's worth a visit. He's very friendly, talented, and quite a character.

Thank Chimp_Baxter
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

A nice quiet place of self reflection regardless of religious ideations More modern with some minor construction setting up a Buddha Garden I believe. But very quiet. The fairly large meditation area has a very stunningly decorated motif.

Thank Sonny T
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

I loved the chedis at this temple. I am huge fan of Asian temples and thought the large gold chedi was so interesting. I wish we had a tour guide because the temple history would be so much more interesting if I had someone to describe each one.

Thank BellaCuore
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

The temple its self is beautiful and some fantastic golden Buddhas. The highlight was Monk chat where 5 to 7 mon wed fri you can meet some of the monks and novice monks at the university. You can ask anything about Thai culture or Buddhist ways. So informative in a really relaxed atmosphere. All done on a donation basis.

Thank LukeandAmyAdventure
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

This temple may looks old and nothing special but actually the main buddha statue has a very long history and the painting on the wall of Ubosot is magnificent!

The front of the temple is undergoing a renovation right now so it may not be in the best shape.

Thank Alomotiv
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