Formerly named Wat Veru Vanaram, Wat Ku Tao is noteworthy for a pagoda that looks like putting five watermelons on top of each other so the locals name it Chedi Ku Tao. (Watermelon is “ba tao” in Lanna dialect). Architectures, interior decorations and Buddha images enshrined here show a strong influence of Burmese arts.
If you can visit the temple in late March you will get to see a unique Burmese-style ordination festival, Poi Sang Long, that involves fun and entertaining activities.
Opening hours: 8.00 am-5.00 pm
Getting there: The temple islocated in Tambon Sri Phum near Chiang Mai Stadium.
Wat Ku Tao (Veru Vanaram Temple)
Address: 60 Soi Ku Tao Rd; Tambon Chang Phueak, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand