We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: On Suthep Road, west of the Old City, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+66 53 278 304

Temple built on what were once a 14th-century monarch's gardens. Today,...

Temple built on what were once a 14th-century monarch's gardens. Today, site of a Buddhist university and a popular spot for photographers, especially during sunset. Some of the temple's chedis (spires) contain ashes of Chiang Mai's royal family. Also, one can see half of a holy Buddhist relic brought from Sukothai in 1371, which unfortunately split into two upon arrival in Chiang Mai. The other half is buried at Doi Suthep. A 500-year-old bronze Buddha image, one of the largest in northern Thailand, is also housed here, in the small hall at the back of the compound.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Half-Day Doi Suthep and Temples From Chiang Mai
More Info
and up
Chiang Mai Small-Group Cultural Tour
More Info
and up
Half-Day City Temples Tour of Chiang Mai

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 644 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 200
  • 121
    Very good
  • 21
  • 0
  • 0
Must visit

I loved my time here.. Little bit out of town i arrived by bike.. I had the temple by myself.. Nice pictures... Peace and quiet.. Such a lovely views and photo opportunities... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Add Photo Write a Review

644 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 342: English reviews
Level Contributor
54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved my time here.. Little bit out of town i arrived by bike.. I had the temple by myself.. Nice pictures... Peace and quiet.. Such a lovely views and photo opportunities.. Nice area with a lot markets and food stalls nearby..

Thank IamGigi
Glass House Mountains, Australia
Level Contributor
287 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Suan Dok is made up of a large golden stupa surrounded by numerous smaller white stupa together with many Khmer style temples which were a cemetery for the Royal Family when Northern Thailand had its own kingdom. This is still a working temple with lots of monks. The main temple has a colourful large vaulted ceiling supported by wooden... More 

Thank Paulette A
Level Contributor
64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful temple in the center of Chiang Mai, worth a visit. Expect to spend about 30 min to take a tour , not more

Thank Michelrodange
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful places i ever visited. Chiang Mai with its beautiful surroundings do have also other ancient and religious sites to be visited. Great place indeed!

Thank KaimukThong
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walk through the grounds of Wat Suan Dok daily as my home is nearby. It is beautiful, I never tire of seeing it. The main temple is larger than most and it's open on the sides, making it a lovely, cool place to sit and admire. The gold Chedi is said to house a relic of the Buddha. On... More 

Thank Tib18
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
118 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temples is beautiful, if you like you can stay and wonder in the outside areas. To go inside the actual temple you have a give a small donation. You can see many monks in the surrounding are of the temple, you can even give a donation and talk to a monk for a few hours. I wish I had... More 

Thank KhrizJustTravels
Devon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monk chat is Monday to Friday 5-7pm & we absolutely loved it. We chatted to a lovely monk called KK for 2 hours & learnt so much about Buddhism & life as a monk. It was so interesting, would really recommend it to anyone in Chiang Mai with a few hours to spare!

Thank swiggs98
Casper, Wyoming
Level Contributor
299 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stop here and in particular we went to " Monk Chat" That we found to be a highlight of our visit as we spent time with a monk who went in to great detail on their lives and and Buddhism.

Thank Boywonder51
Level Contributor
186 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not spectacular but the outsude area with the small pagoda like structures is interesting.Good for photgraphs

Thank Badasaab
Level Contributor
820 reviews
470 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The so-called White Temple is unique and a must-see if you are touring Chiang Mai. It is ornate and unique. Walk across the bridge of the "cycle of rebirth, see the Gate of Heaven, and admire the main temple buiding, with the markings of classic Thai architecture .

Thank warren D

Travellers who viewed Wat Suan Dok also viewed

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province

Been to Wat Suan Dok? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wat Suan Dok and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Wat Suan Dok staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?