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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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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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 neighborhoodsbut except for hotel and package tours, I am unaware of any retreats in the City.
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
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 is very popular. You will probably be with other people around the table and usually, several monks participate. Prepare some questions. The monks can be seen in, and around the temple from early morning, they often sit under the shade near Pun Pun cafe.
Have a wonderful time, this is a beautiful temple, with an incredible mausoleum.