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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 2 weeks ago

Interesting to visit both the outside area and inside the temple itself. Monk Chats are also available. Slightly different to some of the other temples.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eccode
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very beautiful temple. It was in fantastic shape and had many areas for fantastic photographs of the inside and outside of the temple.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wwwhip97
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wat is a bit different from most of what you'll see in central Chiang Mai, but it's a bit out of the main central area, so you can make up your own mind about stopping here. The neighborhood surrounding the wat doesn't offer much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is another beautiful temple in Chiang Mai. I felt this temple was more serious about the religion. There were two monks there the day we visited. The architecture is very detIled and colourful. The tour only takes a short time but it is well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn N
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is an absolute beauty. I recommend this to be on the top of anyone's list of temples (wats) to visit in Chiang Mai!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark F
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Small temple but beautiful in its own right, there is also a bunch of tombstones of the royal family outside which was also cool.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ginaa55
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Today, I went to Wat Suan Dok specifically for Monk Chat ,because I want to know the daily life of the monks and their thoughts, even though my English is not very good. Today’s experience makes me angry and sad.Not because of the temple, nor because...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lovelyship
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The architecture is stunning. With several different buildings there is plenty to see. The small stalls selling souvenirs and clothes offer plenty to buy

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 519sianp
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Quiet place in the heart of Chiang Mai. I recommend to visit the temple with beautiful architecture and the tomb of the Royal family.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Tatiana_Bobyleva
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Went almost by force from the taxi driver, But we like it its diferent compared to the wat in Bangkok, great place to go,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank richard m
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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