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Wat Pan Tao

Chiang Mai, Thailand
+66 53 814 689
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Not so hidden gem

This wooden temple is unique compared to the many other gold temples. It's right next to Wat Chedi... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Harper S
Great Stop While Temple Hopping

Nice quiet stop next to Wat Chedi Luang. Beautiful to walk around the serene gardens. It originally... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
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“wooden temple” (28 reviews)
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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"wooden temple"
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"beautiful temple"
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"lanna style"
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"buddha statue"
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"young monks"
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"main hall"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wooden temple is unique compared to the many other gold temples. It's right next to Wat Chedi Luang and in the middle of Old City, perfect for temple hopping. It was free to enter when we visited and seemed more peaceful compared to other...More

Thank Harper S
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Nice quiet stop next to Wat Chedi Luang. Beautiful to walk around the serene gardens. It originally was built as a palace for one of the Kings of Chiang Mai.

Thank hrs314
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Unlike Chedid Luang (which is really close to this temple), Wat Pan Tao is smaller, quiet and less touristic - you can feel the energy and relax. The wooden construction and the gardens are beautiful! Worth the visit to relax after going to Chedid Luang.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

made of wood, temple right beside wat chedi luang. good for stopping by when temple hopping. very relaxing and quiet compared to wat chedi luang

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

This temple is located next to Wat Chedi Luang. When we visited there was no special ceremony, but according to the guide in Lanna Folklife Museum (must visit!!!) there were special ceremony in during Songkran. People will "bring back" the sand to the temple -...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Very nice temple made of wood. You can take a little walk outside, it's very charming. Flags everywhere make the place colorful.

Thank Marie S
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Wat Pan Tao started out as a stilted teakwood palace for Chao Mahotaraprathet, the fifth king in the Chao Chet Ton Dynasty that began with Kawila. He lived here from 1847-1854. His successors built their own palaces in other locations and in 1876 the compound...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Very beautiful teak wood temple! When you enter, you will see that the structure are all made using teak wood. Given the fact that teak wood was once a rare commodity in Thailand (and it is still relatively expensive), one can really imagine the level...More

Thank IvanS225
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

One of maybe less known, but beautiful temples in Chiang Mai. I loved the wooden architecture. The temple is located close to the famous Wat Chedi Luang.

Thank Gabriela S
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

located next to the wat chedi luang, it is a must see temple as it is made of teak. they also have a buddle by the bamboo at the back as well as bells on the side.

Thank waget
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7uhvc56
9 July 2017|
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Response from xplorermind | Reviewed this property |
To be honest I have no idea because I visited this place during the day time. But based on the information obtained during my visit, the lights are lighter everyday. The validity of the fact am not sure
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