Wat Suan Dok (Thai: วัดสวนดอก, pronounced [wát sǔan dɔ̀ːk], roughly "flower garden temple"), also known as Wat Buppharam (วัดบุปผาราม, [wát bùp.pʰǎː.rāːm]) is a Buddhist temple (Wat) in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. It is a Royal Temple of the Third Class. The temple is on Suthep Road, approximately one kilometre west of Suan Dok gate at the west side of the moat.
The Chiang Mai campus of the Buddhist Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University is housed within the temple compound.
Volker Bastian | Jan 19, 2018
'Wat Suan Dok' is built in 1383 to house the relics of Lord Buddha. It's located outside the Chiang Mai center, close to the Suan Dok gate. There is an entrance fee to see the main temple when the temple is opened (usually in the morning and afternoon). Outside visit is free. Entrance fee is 20 Baht.. The main temple is very beautiful and quite spacious. Very clean, very colourful, very ornamented and very cool as the windows are opened allowing the breeze to move freely inside. Not crowded at all, making it very peaceful. Like the other four most important temples in Chiang Mai, it has an iconic and unique aspect; Wat Suan Dok has many white and delicate chedis that contain the ashes of different members of the Chiang Mai's royal family. That site is fantastic and allows to take memorable pictures.
Michelle Louise | Mar 7, 2018
Amazing. Beautiful sights but again too many people. Overcrowded, hot, that didn't help. But lovely to see.
Ben Hill | Feb 2, 2018
The meditation retreat was a life changing experience. The single day retreat is donation based and the proceeds go to a local orphanage that is financially distressed. I’m incredibly grateful for my experience here and the opportunity to help.
Kathy Ho | Jan 19, 2018
Peaceful, quiet, so little people! The white monuments just make the day extra sunny!!!! I love this neighbourhood, so many local places (without English menus) and so many trendy cafes as well!
Stephanie-Leigh Brook | Jan 8, 2018
Very peaceful being away from the hustle and bustle. Nice grounds, very photogenic and tiny 20b fee to see inside the pagoda. Be sure to stop in at Pun Pun for lunch while here, then a nap under the trees...
Chartviboon C.watananun | Apr 8, 2018
One of a beautiful and interesting temple in Chiangmai. There are many stupas that keep the remain of Chiangmai former rulers and their families. Out of the main big hall if you walk along the main road roward inside the temple area there is another smaller chapel with another stunning Buddha image named "Phrajao Gao Tuea" This Buddha image is more than 500 years old and is one of the most famous Buddha image in Chiangmai. Wat Suan Dok is also a place for people who want to learn Buddhism or meditation because it is a campus of Maha Chulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (One of the Buddhism university in Thailand).
Khai Dang | Jun 29, 2018
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.
Junzies Lee | Jun 13, 2018
Lovely quiet place of worship in the middle of the hustle and bustle of chiang mai. Spacious temple grounds and is right beside the buddhist/monk university. To get inside the pagoda building, foreigners will need to pay entrance fee of 20 thb. The temple ground is so peaceful in the evenings. If you follow the signage "Monk chat" in the temple grounds, you will reach a small building where you can chat with monks or register for a 2 day/1 day meditation camp. Monk chat is free and you can ask any questions to the monk there. I had a wonderful conversation with Phra Sonethavy who hails from Laos and is currently studying at the university and is also the president of the Monk Chat club. Definitely make time to come here and chat with them. Even better, join the meditation camp. I wanted to, but my schedule did not really allow for it. Such a pity.😣 There is a clean and well maintained toilet. It runs on donation so do contribute some money after you have used the facilities.
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