Wat Suan DokCurrently Closed
- Address: Suan Dok Road, Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Forest, Off Beaten Path, Family And Kids
The elaborate prayer hall or and the unusually sized chapel which is open on all the sides is enthralling has a charismatic effect. Directly west of the prayer hall are several large pagodas, called chedi in Thai.
Suan Dok has the largest pagoda containing a relic that reputedly is self-replicated. Acoording to the tale, one of the relics was placed on the back of a royal white elephant, which was then allowed to wander where-ever it wanted to go. The elephant eventually came to a stop, and actually died, on Suthep Mountain. Chiang Mai's most revered temple, Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, was built on the exact spot where the elephant came to rest.
Next to the pagoda is a veritable forest of ornate white-washed reliquaries. This "city of the dead" houses the cremated remains of the rulers of Chiang Mai.
- Donations are appreciated.
- It is a religious place, so try to keep intact the sanctity of the place and make way for the local devotees.
- Do not photograph without permission.
- Tuk-Tuk or a rented bicycle.
- I-Berry- icecreams
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93.27% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Wat Suan Dok in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
57.32% of people start their Wat Suan Dok visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wat Suan Dok
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Suan Dok
This is the only temple I couldn't help giving just 1 grade. The size of temple is big, it's all, nothing special or have value to visit. On entrance of the main building, a woman pushed visitor to buy ticket and try to hide by her body to protect inside of the building from taking photo. I couldn't see this kind of illiberal behavior at any other temples in the world. I'd visit a lot of Thai temples but this is the only experience of narrow-minded temple. No other temple disturb people who were taking just photos without paid entrance like this even if they charge the money to visitors. And they are charging the money only to foreigners with insisting the necessity of maintenance. It's funny. Only foreigner could make harm or wear ? How about the local Thai? Are they? It seemed they'd learned the Buddha's teaching incorrectly likewise churches in South Korea, not for region but for business.
This was our favorite temple here in Chiang Mai. It was slow and you could really take in the scenery. Small fee to get in and the minks are very kind. We walked around for a bit to grab some pictures. Highly recommend visiting if you are in the area.
The most serene place in Chiang Mai with a great heritage. I’ll always be humbled by the devotion of these monks.
Big scale temple complex. A lot of stupas. They remember me some temples in Mandalay, Myanmar because they have a similar archirecture style. Located near the university campus, but not many tourists, so that very quiet and peaceful.
Incredibly calm and easy to reach temple located inside Chiang Mai