Wat Phan Tao

sights / Religious

Wat Phan Tao information

Location
Chiang Mai , Thailand
Address
Th Phra Pokklao
Prices
donations appreciated
Opening hours
6am-6pm
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This pretty little temple evokes mist-shrouded forests and the largess of the teak trade. The main wí·hăhn is constructed entirely of moulded teak panels supported by 28 gargantuan teak pillars. Coloured mirror mosaics decorate naga bargeboards, and the facade's primary ornamentation of a peacock over a dog, represents the astrological year of the former royal resident's birth.

On display inside are old temple bells, ceramics, a few old northern-style gilded wooden Buddha statues, and antique cabinets stacked with old palm-leaf manuscripts.