Wat Suan Dok was founded by King Kue Na of Lanna for the monk Sumana Thera in the year 1370 CE.

Wat Suan Dok Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand Wat Suan Dok Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wat Suan Dok Temple was built in the centre of Wiang Suan Dok.

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Wat Suan Dok literally means “flower garden temple”.

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Wat Suan Dok Temple derives its name from the location where it was built.

Wat Suan Dok Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand Wat Suan Dok Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wat Suan Dok Temple area was once used as a Royal flower garden by the ruler of Chiang Mai.

Wat Suan Dok Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand Wat Suan Dok Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The most noticeable feature of the Wat Suan Dok is the large number of chedis.

Wat Suan Dok Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand Wat Suan Dok Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Wat Suan Dok temple was built during the second half of the 14th century to house a sacred Buddha relic.

Wat Suan Dok Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand Wat Suan Dok Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand