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  • Address: Suthep Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Wat Suan Dok Tours

Wat Suan Dok’s brilliant golden spire stretches high into the skyline of the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai and has done so just west of the old city walls since the 14th century. The name roughly translates to "field of flowers," as the temple stands on a site that was once the garden of a ruling monarch. Today, the ashes of some of the royal family are tucked into the wat’s spires, as homage to leaders past.

Wat Suan Dok is a favorite among travelers, particularly photographers, who gather amid the temple’s ornate structures during sunrise and sunset to capture impressive photos filled with rose-colored light. A 500-year-old bronze buddha—one of the largest in the region—also makes this a popular stop.

Aside from the structure itself, there is a Buddhist university at the site as well. Monks in training are often eager to share conversation and practice their English with visitors in informal "monk chats."

Practical Info

The temple is located on Suthep Road, a half-mile (one kilometer) west of the Suan Dok Gate, west of the Old City of Chiang Mai. Monk chats are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Also offered are 24-hour meditation retreats on Tuesdays.

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Chiang Mai Small-Group Cultural Tour, Chiang Mai, null
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Chiang Mai Small-Group Cultural Tour

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Explore the soul and spirit of Chiang Mai on this small-group cultural tour! Rise early and watch Chiang Mai come to life as you visit one of its liveliest ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Half-Day Doi Suthep and Temples From Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Cultural Tours
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Half-Day Doi Suthep and Temples From Chiang Mai

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Half-Day City Temples Tour of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Cultural Tours
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Half-Day City Temples Tour of Chiang Mai

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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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4-Hour Doi Suthep and Temples Tour from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Cultural Tours
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Enjoy the exhilarating views from the top of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, admire the Buddhist stupas at Wat Suan Dok, and witness the 7 spires of Wat Jed Yod in ...  Read more

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Private Chiang Mai Temple Tour with Doi Suthep and Wat Umong, Chiang Mai, Cultural Tours
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Visit several cultural and religious sites around Chiang Mai on this 9-hour tour, including lunch at a local restaurant. You'll see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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