Wat Ku Tao (Thai: วัดกู่เต้า; "Temple of the Gourd Pagoda") is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The temple was built in 1613 to enshrine the remains of Nawrahta Minsaw, the first Burmese ruler of Lan Na. The temple is known for its distinctive chedi, which was built in the Yunnanese style, arranged in a series of five diminishing spheres that represent the five historical and future Buddhas. The temple presently caters to Chiang Mai's Shan community.
Phillip Latifundist | Apr 26, 2018
Wat Ku Tao, Amphoe Muang. Famous for its unusual look, the temple was formerly named ”Wat Veru Vanaram”, but it has long been called ”Wat Ku Tao” by the locals owing to the odd shape of its pagoda like a pile of watermelons. Nothing is known of its founder or its founding date, there is only a legend saying its Chedi contains the ashes of Prince Saravadee, the son of King Bayinnaung of Burma, who ruled Chiang Mai from 1579-1607.
Dean Southall | Nov 15, 2017
Wat Ku Tao is off the beaten track. I didn't see any other tourists. It's nice and quiet with plenty of trees.
Nil Ferré | Nov 30, 2016
Well, what can I say, it's nice, but it's not that good.
莎莎 | Mar 20, 2016
Nice burmese style temple. Small snack shop at the entrance sells packaged laphet to make at home and other goodies.
Claudio Zironi | Oct 31, 2017
Particular and very old
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