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Reviewed April 26, 2019

This is a beautiful Wat inside and out, but the surrounding grounds are full of chedi (or stupa if you prefer), which make this an interesting visit visually. Although the chedi were roped off due to repairs, we were able to walk through. The workers didn't seem to mind our presence.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

A nice stop. Not large but the temples of Chiang Mai are very different than Bangkok, so interesting to see. We also were able to see the older monks training children going to school to be monks in the assembly hall.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

Very impressive temple located on Suthep Road, outside of the old city. We chose to walk, it took about 20 minutes.
The temple was very large and airy and peaceful. Outside the white Chedi were beautiful, although some were being repaired.
Well worth the walk.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JR_Essex
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

Built in the 14th century, you see many white, bell-shaped chedi, as you enter from Suthep Road, west of the moat and city centre. It's on the left as you head westwards.

As well as the main chedi, there is a large prayer room - containing two very revered images of Buddha. Wat Suan Dok is well known for its 'monk chats'.

Unfortunately an entrance fee has been introduced here, due to the bus loads of tourists arriving.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chiangmaicharlies
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

Wat Suan Dok is one of the very ancient Chiang Mai temples outside the city walls, along Suthep road and has many connection to Thai royalty. There is a lot to see but simply wandering around is the best way to absorb the atmosphere of this large and friendly temple. Although there is a small entrance fee of 20 baht, the temple is far from being so overtly mercenary as many others in the city. Try to make time for the monk chat with KK Pra, a warm hearted teacher (the Wat doubles as a major teaching centre for young monks) who speaks good English. The coffee shop/vegetarian restaurant on the main road through the temple grounds too is fine for a light meal and was selling some brochures and other Buddhist literature in English when we visited.

Date of experience: March 2019
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