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Wat Phan Tao, Chiang Mai

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#8 of 75 in Historic Sites in Chiang Mai
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Built in the 14th century, the small monastic temple of Wat Phan Tao serves the royal temple next door. Upon entry, look for the gilded wood carving over the main door depicting animals. Farther in, take time to admire the carved teak "wiharn," a chapel for people to pray in and a former royal residence. This structure features interesting items like a dhamma casket with Buddhist scriptures and a gilded stand. Using our world travel planner, Chiang Mai attractions like Wat Phan Tao can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited this place during our walking tour of the old city and is located in the centre of the old city. It’s the site where ovens were placed to cast Buddha images for Wat Chedi Luang, which is... 
    We visited this place during our walking tour of the old city and is located in the centre of the old city. It’s the site where ovens were placed to cast Buddha images for Wat Chedi Luang, which is...  more »
  • Unfortunately this was being renovated when we went so we couldn't go inside or see very much. We did have a small peek and saw a little of the beautiful teak workmanship as it is a masterpiece of... 
    Unfortunately this was being renovated when we went so we couldn't go inside or see very much. We did have a small peek and saw a little of the beautiful teak workmanship as it is a masterpiece of...  more »
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  • Amazing to see this temple, you can tell how old it is. Whilst it's not covered in gold, I think it's a beautiful example of Thai architecture and is a great place to visit to experience a wonderful old Buddhist temple!
  • Very beautiful temple in the centre area of old town. The wooden.gold structures are a site to see with your own eyes. Good place to visit to see artistic creation with spirituality.

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