Wat Suan Dok, Chiang Mai

Wat Suan Dok is one of the oldest temples in Chiang Mai. This temple has been established for 700 years.

Wat Suan Dok (Flower Garden Temple) is in the west of old Chiang Mai.  It’s just off the airport road. There are dozens and dozens of small white chedi, about three meters (10 feet) to six meters (20 feet) high. These house the ashes of many of the Chiang Mai Royal Family but the largest one, just to the south, is a Buddhist relic chedi.

The Viharn (main temple builing) is enormous, the largest in Chiang Mai, it is not very colourful, having a grey tiled roof, though the pillars and eaves are highly decorated and hung with trembling wind bells. The altar displays Buddha images of various sizes with a large sitting Buddha facing and a tall standing Buddha image behind.

The bot (church) has an orange-tiled roof and is famous among Thais for housing the Phra Chao Kao Tu Buddha image, a very large bronze image cast in the 16th century.

Address : 139 Suthep Rd., T.Suthep, A.Muang, Chiang Mai