Wat Ta Ton ‘Pride of religious civilisation.’
Most tourists hate to miss ancient temples when they visit Chiang Mai. You’re probably that way too. There are many types of traditional temples in Chiang Mai, all of which are worthy of visiting. You can endlessly enjoy taking photos.
Here’s a suggestion of one of these temple. Wat Ta Ton
This is a very respectable of the county. Its history began centuries ago. However, no legen can exactly tell when it was built. But it surely was abandon for centuries. Wat Ta Ton is located on mountaintop, but not exactly a forest monastery. If you’re a real traveller who love nature, you’re gonna love this. The perfect scenery of mountains from great distances is guaranteed.
There are 8 different zones within the temple. Everyzones are on different levels of mountains.
Zone1 = Phra That Chom Kiri Sri Ping Khok, Goddenn Guanyin, the office of Chiangmai’s vice monk dean, Suntorn Pavillion, Phra Pariyat School
Zone 2 = The ubosot is up there.
Zone 3 = Phra Buddha Niranchai and Phra Sang Kajjaya
Zone 4 = Nak Prok Lord Buddha statue
Zone 5 = Makavihara and Kuttakammatthan
Zonel 6 = Roong Niran Monk House and Phra Pariya Witan Kosol Auditorium
Zone 7 = Dhamma Panya Badee Monk House, Buddha Samut Monk House, Mahatthananchai Monk House, Prawit Rang Goon Monk House, Chin Wong Warakul Monk House and Singapore Monk House are all there.
Zone 8 = The glass pagoda, a big pavillion, golden and silver dragon stutues, and the monk house of octagon shape.
Zone 9 = Sri Chiang Toong Monk House, Phra Im Talod Kal, Maha Ratchamang Monk House, Ratcha Saman Bridge, and the golden bark.
How to get there
Tha Ton temple is located in Ta Ton District. To get there, you have to drive along the Highway 107, in order to pass Mae Rim County, Chiangdao County, Chai Prakarn County, Fang County, and Mae Ay County. Then continue straight for about 5.5 kilometres. Soon the entrance of the temple will be in front of your eyesight. Just follow the sign. That’s not difficult.
This little known gem is the community of Ban Thaton in Mae Ai district and Chiang Mai province. You will be equally impressed by the hospitality and friendliness of the Thaton people. The area is a unique cultural mixture of Thai, Chinese, and hill tribe people who welcome western visitors but do not change traditions to please them.
The national park is about 38.05 kilometres away from the temple. Let’s have a rest there by admiring tree, mountains, taking photos, or having a little picnic.