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Shan center with unique chedi

Sited in a quiet neighborhood a couple blocks north of the Chang Puak bus station, Wat Ku Tao in... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Ku Tao is off the beaten track. I didn't see any other tourists.

Wat Ku Tao is off the beaten track. I didn't see any other tourists. It's nice and quiet with... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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11 Jun 2018
“Shan center with unique chedi”
14 Nov 2017
“Wat Ku Tao is off the beaten track. I didn't see any other tourists.”
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Sited in a quiet neighborhood a couple blocks north of the Chang Puak bus station, Wat Ku Tao in recent decades has become the second temple, besides Wat Pa Pao, serving the local Shan community. Its resident monks wear red robes, as in the Shan...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Wat Ku Tao is off the beaten track. I didn't see any other tourists. It's nice and quiet with plenty of trees.

Thank DeanS47
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have visited this temple several times. It is unusual for a couple of reasons. First of all its "pile of water melons" pagoda. Secondly there is only a single, somewhat hidden sign in English. They don't expect or get many western visitors. My visits...More

Thank Buncrew
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This temple is packed with interest. The chedhi built in the early 17th century is of remarkable design appearing as five water-melons stacked in diminishing size like a wedding cake. The name of the temple "Tao" means water-melon in the northern dialect. It houses the...More

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This temple is about a five minute walk from the Chang Pruek bus station. It is a very quiet corner of the city. It is a Burmese Shan style temple. It has a very different style compared to the Thai temples. I have passed this...More

2  Thank Peter J
Reviewed 26 August 2015

The temple is a Burmese (Shan) style temple and has an extremely unusual and interesting stupa. Certainly worth your time, as it is a quiet and unique temple in Chiang Mai.

1  Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Wat Ku Tao means "watermelon temple" in English. The wat got its unusual name from its atypical watermelon-shaped pagoda. The pagoda was built in 1613 in the shape of five guards of various sizes and adorned with coloured porcelain, which is meant to represent five...More

2  Thank BMWCHOY
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Just a few minutes away from a busy thoroughfare but quiet and peaceful. Some information about the relevant Budha poses for the various days of the week.

Thank John D
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Wat Ku Tao is a beautiful, original temple of Chiang Mai located in the heart of the Shan community of CM. Shan's are one of the ethnic groups of refugees from Shan State Burma who have settled in and around CM in the heart of...More

3  Thank FreeBirdCafe
Reviewed 6 May 2012

I'll start by saying I don't mean other temples are fake. What I mean is at Wat Gu Dtao, you'll never see a 'falang', white tourist, a camera, an I-Phone or a group tour. This temple doesn't dazzle and it's razzle-dazzle tourists want. I'm there...More

5  Thank PadovaChiangMai
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