Wat Ku Tao
These two elephant statues in stucco pavilions were said to have been erected by King Chao Kavila in 1800.
Devi Mandir Chiang Mai
The most colourful of Chiang Mai's two Hindu temples is the brightly painted mandir (traditional shrine room) and the sikhara (tower)...
Wat Chiang Yuen
Another unique local temple is 16th-century Wat Chiang Yeun, just northeast of Pratu Chang Pheuak. Besides the large northern-style...
North Gate Jazz Co-Op
This compact jazz club tends to pack in more musicians than patrons, but the music can be pretty hip (for jazz).
North of the old city off Th Chotana (Th Chang Pheuak), this public market specialises in ready-to-eat gàp kôw meals, with a whole rear...
Soi 6, Th Chotana/Th Chang Pheuak · interesting places nearby
Wat Ku Tao information
North of the old city, behind the Muang Chiang Mai sports stadium, photogenic Wat Ku Tao dates from 1613 and incorporates many Burmese and Confucian elements. The distinctive chedi is said to resemble a stack of watermelons, hence the name (tao means 'melon' in the Northern Thai dialect). Contained inside are the ashes of Tharawadi Min, son of the Burmese king Bayinnaung, who ruled over Lanna from 1578 to 1607.