''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.
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.
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 :