This ancient monument under Fine Art Department is the common Royal Temple of Third Class under Maha Nikaya subschool. Wat Suan Dok was earlier a flower garden of Mangrai royal family before an order to establish the royal temple on the land by King Kue Na, the sixth king of Mangrai Dynasty in 1371 (1914 B.E.). The building was determined to be the monastery for Sumana Thera who introduced Lanka doctrinal school in Lanna Kingdom. A forty-eight-metre-high bell-shape Lanka pagoda, now a national ancient monument, was also included in the construction, to retain Buddha’s relics from Sukhothai.
Chiang Mai Zoo is the first and only zoo in Northern Thailand where visitors can encounter animals in their natural habitat. Visit Chiang Mai Zoo’s Panda Hall for a memorable encounter with the rare giant panda. These marvelous creatures roam, interact, and play with each other in a comfortable environment.
Nimmanhaemin Road, or “Nimman” for short, is a rapidly growing area in Chiang Mai known for being the most modern and trendy area of the city. Located on the west side of Chiang Mai, it is a lively neighbourhood at all hours of the day. An easy area to explore on foot, here visitors will be welcomed with an abundance of quirky cafes, boutique clothing shops, and the city’s top restaurants and bars.
(***Those who are cat slaves, DON’T miss it!!!!*** There are many cute cats around.)