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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...more
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On Suthep Road, west of the Old City, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 278 304
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Buddhist temple with a huge following. Interiors/ paintings - statues are intricately carved & well preserved. Do visit

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mandira M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside the temple is a field of mostly white chedis where a number of royalty from the Lanna Kingdon are interred. The wide Buddha shrine inside the temple is beautiful and impressive. They have a service called MONK_CHat at which people can interact with monks...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Robert R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Wat is a must see for me every time I visit Chiang Mai. I first visited it in 1998. The structure and statues are just magnificent.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Heidyvan
Reviewed 18 August 2019

Wat Dok Suan Dok located just West of the old walled part of Chiang Mai city is a very old temple known for its large number of white chedis or pagodas. This temple was built in 1373, this monastery enshrines one half of a sacred...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 11 July 2019

The temple is amazing; we loved the White temple, its garden and museum. There were amazing colorful paintings about the relationship of Buddhism and real living world. Impressive. Was the best of the whole trip.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank maxivan99
Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

I found the wat itself less attractive than many in Chiang Mai. There is a lot of coloured glass inside the temple, so it is bright and rather gaudy. It was quiet when we visited. The monk chat was great. We spoke to two monks...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank AdventuresfromLondon
Reviewed 10 June 2019

Essentially a resting place for the faithful departed, this is a lovely, almost all white set of monuments. Think of it as a very elaborate and fancy graveyard. It was lovely and I'm so glad we go to see it.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 20 May 2019

This Wat has a beautiful hall, as well as the Stupa with the cremation remains of various monks, or kings? I don't remember the entire history, but this Wat has a very interesting one, and is one of the oldest ones in Chiangmai. I recommend...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank artxtravel
Reviewed 26 April 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...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lightroomguy
Reviewed 28 March 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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3 October 2018|
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Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
The phone at Wat Suan Dok is 66 53278304. The activity most often experienced by tourists is called MONK CHAT, I still am unsure about day retreats. Wat Umong and Wat Pha Lat are meditation temples in quieter... More
Jaime V
6 September 2017|
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Response from Tib18 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. Wat Suan Dok has a Monk Chat Monday - Friday, 5-7p.m. It's free, but do put something in the donation box facing the entrance, or offer an envelope. It's a great experience to learn a little about Buddhism, and... More
21 February 2017|
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Response from Liam D | Reviewed this property |
Yes ..easy peasy