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Visit Wat Rong Suea Ten - Blue Temple (Chiang Rai)

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Wat Rong Suea Ten - Blue Temple

Thai name : วัดร่องเสือเต้น

GPS : 19.923327,99.841884 (See on the map)
Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai


Chiang Rai Blue Temple or Wat Rong Seua Ten is located in Rong Suea Ten in the district of Rimkok a few kilometers outside Chiang Rai. It is a recent temple which is still under construction even if its main hall is now completed. It is above all its magnificent blue interior with a large white Buddha that marks the spirits. The paintings are reminiscent of the style of what you can see inside the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun). The great standing Buddha, also white, standing in front of the back, is also superb. Between the White Temple, the Black House and the Blue Temple, Chiang Rai is definitely the city of colorful temples!

''Suea Ten'' literally means the dancing tiger. Here, there were tigers who used to jump over the river. This is how the name of Rong Seua Ten village was find. At the present temple location, there was a ruin of an temple abandoned 80 to 100 years ago. In 1996, the villagers decided to rebuild a temple here. The construction started in October 2005, the White Buddha was completed in 2008 while the main hall was only completed on 22th January 2016.

The Blue Temple of Chiang Rai is not very known among tourist for now because it was completed very recently but no doubt it will become more and more famous and will welcome more and more people in the coming years.

Practical information about Wat Rong Suea Ten - Blue Temple

Admission is free

There is no public transport to take you to Wat Rong Seua Ten, I think. You will need to hire a tuk-tuk or have your own vehicule. By car, scooter, motorbike or even bicycke, it is quite easy to get to Blue Temple. From the King Mengrai Monument, take the road No. 1 to get out of the city, cross the river Kok and you will have a sign indicating the temple on the left less than 1 kilometer after passing the river.

This is a stop I recommend you to make by going or coming back from the Black House (Baan Dam), it's on the way.

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Rong Suea Ten - Blue Temple is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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