Wat Phan Tao - The place with Buddha sitting under Banyan tree in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wat Phantao may not show up as top places to visit and explore in Chiang Mai or may also not come across as a popular name in Chiang mai, but it's hard to miss it especially if you plan to explore Sunday market in Chiang Mai city centre or if you are trying to find that beautiful place which has Buddha sitting under a tree & lit very well during evenings. Wat Phantao is not only about that but I would prefer to introduce it like that. This Blogpost takes you through Photo Journey of Wat Phatao & along with details around what all to explore in this part of Chiang Mai city in Thailand.

Wat Phantao may not show up as top places to visit and explore in Chiang Mai or may also not come across as a popular name in Chiang mai, but it's hard to miss it especially if you plan to explore Sunday market in Chiang Mai city centre or if you are trying to find that beautiful place which has Buddha sitting under a tree & lit very well during evenings. Wat Phantao is not only about that but I would prefer to introduce it like that. This Blogpost takes you through Photo Journey of Wat Phatao & along with details around what all to explore in this part of Chiang Mai city in Thailand. 


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Above photograph shows the most amazing view of Buddha under the tree at Wat Phantao of Chiang Mai city in Thailand. This view is magical in the evening because of all this lighting and photograph can't do justice to real ambiance of this place around Wat Phantao.


If you are in Chiang Mai during weekend then I am sure you would not want to miss Sunday market which happens very close to the place where Wat Chedi Luang is located. And while walking around the Sunday market in Chiang Mai, you can't miss Wat Phantao and it's glitter all around.    There is no entry fee for Wat Phan Tao.   Related Blogpost from Thailand - ChinaTown Market - One of the popular shopping places in Bangkok, Thailand


If you are in Chiang Mai during weekend then I am sure you would not want to miss Sunday market which happens very close to the place where Wat Chedi Luang is located. And while walking around the Sunday market in Chiang Mai, you can't miss Wat Phantao and it's glitter all around.  

There is no entry fee for Wat Phan Tao. 


If I have to claim, I would say Wat Pha Tao is best in Chiang Mai old city in terms of ambiance and especially in the evening. This teak marvel is located pretty close to Wat Chedi Luang.   Related Blogpost : Chiang Mai Nightlife - Some of the best & diverse experiences in Thailand  Wat Phan Tao has beautifully fluttering orange flags with an huge prayer hall which has ~28 teak pillars and also lined with dark teak panels. All this creates brilliant decor around gold Buddha image in Wat Phan Tao.


If I have to claim, I would say Wat Pha Tao is best in Chiang Mai old city in terms of ambiance and especially in the evening. This teak marvel is located pretty close to Wat Chedi Luang. 


Wat Phan Tao has beautifully fluttering orange flags with an huge prayer hall which has ~28 teak pillars and also lined with dark teak panels. All this creates brilliant decor around gold Buddha image in Wat Phan Tao.


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The prayer time in the evening is amazing at Wat Phan Tao in Chiang Mai. There is a very different environment when monks in colourful attire gather in the main hall for prayers and then lit up some of the spaces around Wat Phan Tao. 

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The monastery is even special for celebrations during the Visakha Bucha festival which takes place in the month of May or June. That's the time when monks light hundreds of butter lamps around the pond in the grounds. Hot air lamps also take flight during that time and whole sky around Chiang Mai looks beautiful. It's not only monks but lot of Thai people lit up the sky during Visakha Bucha festival. 


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Lantern festival is a special occasion when Wat Phan Tao temple is well decorated and various ceremonies happen. Ceremony like little monks meditating and floating the lanterns after various rituals at Wat Phan Tao. 


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Meaning of Wat Phan Tao is Thousand Furnace Temple. The current compound of Wat Phan Tao once a residential area for the monks of Wat Chedi Luang. 




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