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Wat Pan Tao

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Address: Chiang Mai, Thailand
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All made of wood

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Niagara on the Lake
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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.

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Thank Kyle L
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

One of the interesting old temples to visit in the old city. Walk around the grounds and find a peaceful retreat inside. Lovely wooden structure.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This Wat was different for us because it was made of wood. Also it have lovely bells to the side which was unique from other Wats we had seen. The front gate to enter the premises was also quite ornate and inside were some old books/scrolls that made this a more interesting Wat to see. It was a nice change... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

300+ wats, you get pretty tired of them, well at least I do. This one I remember because it is smaller, modest and has the copper bowls inside. I always drop few baht in them. I am not sure, how some Wats can change admission, when there are so many temples to choose from. All Thai temples, old or new,... More 

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107 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

It's builded with wooden, very nice and characterful. Compare to other famous temples in chiangmai, it's not big but good to go.

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