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Wat Pan Tao

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Address: Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Angles are much harder with this beauty

No matter how I tried to angle my phone I was unable to capture the old and rustic beauty of this temple. I would call it a hidden gem as upon first glance it doesn't look as... read more

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Rebecca M
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No matter how I tried to angle my phone I was unable to capture the old and rustic beauty of this temple. I would call it a hidden gem as upon first glance it doesn't look as appealing due to its darker outer exterior but it is still one of the old beauties that won't hurt too bad to look... More 

Thank Rebecca M
Crewe, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple has a beautiful teak main building, which is serene and cool inside. The outside is covered with yellow flags making it very picturesque, and a great photo opportunity. The inside of the Wat is gorgeous with a stunning ceiling and a lovely central Buddha image. Well worth a visit.

Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here on Visakha Bucha Day and witness a sacred Buddhist ceremony. Monks lit candles and prayed.

Thank Sutteera T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though maybe not among the best 2-3 temples in Chiang Mai it was very appreciated because during our stay in the night there were a lot of lanterns creating a suggestive atmosphere.

Thank Rosario_it
Niagara on the Lake
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened to stumble across this temple and it was free so we went in. It was beautiful. Much different for other temples being that it was made from teak. It also wasn't as busy as most temples. You don't need to spend a lot of time here but it was nice to see.

Thank fowlerc
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking past here so decided to look around, we spent around 5 minutes walking around. Very pretty, but if you have seen other temples in Thailand this will be nothing special.

Thank MonsieurMarkevelli
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were not even going to visit since Wat Chedi Luang was next door. Oh boy, we were glad we did though. Easily the most classic wat from the 1700s and entirely made out of teak. Teak on the walls, teak columns, etc. Nice garden with several simple stupas made out of bamboo/native material. Nothing fancy but very magical.

Thank cowrielover
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

IF you want see a different temples this is the one. It was fully built with wood, it gives you a different sense of peace. Great photo ops and a lot less crowded. I totally recommend you to visit this temple and see something different. This temple is free of cost.

Thank KhrizJustTravels
Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful temple like all the Wat's I visited. Beautiful inside and out. Plenty of smaller Wat's around the main temple to see. This one is an old Wooden Wat and has bamboo pagodas outside with a new large Pagoda at the back. Beautiful and peaceful

Thank glenn1gc
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was here maybe 10-15 minutes. It is not a large Wat, but it is beautiful. I really like he architecture of the roof. Enjoy your visit.

Thank Kyle L

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