Wat Rong Seur Ten - The Blue Temple, Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Seur Ten, also known as the Blue Temple. Situated in Rim Kok, a subdistrict of the Chiang Rai District, in the Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.

Blue Temple

Often overlooked by visitors to Chiang Rai that come to see the White Temple. If you’re planning a trip to Chiang Rai, add this stunning Blue Temple (Wat Rong Seur Ten) to the list!

The Blue Temple – Wat Rong Seur Ten

The construction of the temple started in October 2005, the location was home to a ruined temple for some 80 – 100 years.
The white Buddha in the main hall was completed in 2008 with the main hall that is home to the white Buddha, was completed in 2016.

The name Seur Ten translates to “house of the dancing tiger” as the area had tigers that used to jump the Kok river.

Modern Take With Traditional Style

The artist of the Blue Temple is a student of Chalermchai Kositpipat, the creator of the famous White Temple. As you walk around, you can’t stop and admire every aspect of what this temple has to offer.

The striking blue of this temple stands it apart from any other in Thailand.

Location

Address: 306 หมู่ที่ 2 Maekok Rd, ตำบล ริมกก อำเภอ เมืองเชียงราย Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57100
GPS Coordinates: 19.923392,99.841739
Admission: Free
Opening Hours: 6am-8pm

Temple Etiquette

Below are a few basic guidelines when visiting temples.
It can sometimes be hard to remember that these temples are also a place of worship as well as tourist attractions.

  • Dress appropriately – Knees and shoulders should be covered
  • Take off your shoes before entering a temple
  • Be quiet – No shouting over to you friends, mobile phones on silent
  • Don’t hug or kiss
  • Don’t point your feet to Buddha’s image
  • Don’t smoke

When To Visit

For me, I like to arrive nice and early. As the Blue Temple is open from 8am I would advise planning to arrive at around 8am-10am.
This will be a much cooler time of day and means you beat the heat and also crowds of tourists.

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