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Wat Pan Tao

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Wat Pan Tao is not one of Chiang Mai’s most famous wats but this small temple with its very attractive teak viharn is well worth a peek.

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Conveniently located next door to prestigious Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Pan Tao was originally built as an ancillary temple to the royal temple next door, thus having a similar late 14th century date to it, making it one of the oldest sites still standing today in Chiang Mai city.

Photogenic. Photo taken in or around Wat Pan Tao, Chiang Mai, Thailand by Mark Ord.

Photogenic. Photo: Mark Ord

The delightful teak viharn itself was constructed at the end of the 19th century out of recycled wood from the nearby royal palace. A new king coming to the throne generally preferred to build his own palace, so predecessors’ ones were frequently dismantled, leaving a lot of spare teak ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)


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