Photo: Oh so pretty chedi.

Wat Pansao

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The tiny but very attractive and photogenic Wat Pansao sees very few foreign visitors. It also happens to have some interesting legends attached to it.

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Outside of certain religious festivals, Wat Pansao doesn’t even receive locals and most of the time you’ll have the entire place to yourself. Admittedly it is rather tucked away, situated down a quiet lane to the south side of Chiang Mai Ram Hospital, so you’re not likely to just pass by. Nevertheless, it's worth a look.

Just chill. Photo taken in or around Wat Pansao, Chiang Mai, Thailand by Mark Ord.

Just chill. Photo: Mark Ord

Wat Pansao has all the elements of a temple worth visiting: a pleasant garden, a classic Lanna-style main worshipping hall, a crumbling old brick chedi and a couple of interesting legends. The chedi is actually hollow, which makes it, at least to our amateur eye, perhaps Burmese influenced, seeing as how most Chiang Mai chedis aren’t, and most chedis we saw at, for example, ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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