Wat Rong Suea Ten Temple is an incredibly unique and colourful temple due to its beautiful blue and gold interior and exterior. This Buddhist temple is also known as the Blue Temple Chiang Rai. Wat Rong Suea Ten Temple is also very detailed and is a great place to observe the beauty of Thai temples. If you’re in Chiang Rai, be sure not to miss out on visiting this temple as it’s popularity is on the rise!
How to get to Blue Temple Chiang Rai (Wat Rong Suea Ten Temple)
We hired a motorbike for 300baht per day which is the cheapest option to get around. I would recommend this as the best way to get there and anywhere around Chiang Rai. You can also get a taxi or tuk tuk to the temple as its only 15 minutes from the city centre.
If you’re also looking to travel out of Chiang Rai and throughout Thailand, be sure to use 12Go to book your train, ferry or bus. 12Go is a super cheap and reliable way to get around Thailand and other popular Southeast Asian countries.
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Where to stay in Chiang Rai
The most popular area to stay in Chiang Rai is close to the Chiang Rai Clock Tower. All around the clock tower are hostels, guesthouses and hotels. If you get yourself a moped, you can also drive yourself to the nearby shopping centre to grab some lunch or do some shopping. A nice hotel in the area is called Pah, which even does floating breakfast. A popular budget option close by is also Sook Cafe Youth Hostel.
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Blue Temple Chiang Rai Opening hours
The blue temple Chiang Rai is open from 6am till 7pm. At 6am it is too dark to get a nice photo as the sun doesn’t rise until 7am. We arrived at 7am to avoid the crowds and we successfully took some beautiful photos. By 8:30am people were already starting to arrive.
Blue Temple Chiang Rai Entrance fee
The temple is completely free to visit, however as the temple is still relatively new they may add an admission fee in the future as the temple becomes more popular.
You must cover your knees and shoulders while visiting the Blue Temple.
What to expect at Blue Temple Chiang Rai (Wat Rong Suea Ten Temple)
Wat Rong Suea Ten Temple is an incredible temple and one of the most memorable temples that we have visited. Blue and gold covers the exterior of the temple and there are also tall statues and unique cultural structures. The inside of the temple is a work of art with many intricate paintings full of detail that consist of blue and gold. Towards the back of the temple there is a large white Buddha statue. Many visitors come here to pray, leaving flowers and incense.
You can walk around the outside of the building to view all of its beauty and detail. The blue temple Chiang Rai is a truely beautiful temple to visit wether you’re just observing or taking photos. The temple is still fairly unknown to many tourists as it has just recently finished construction. This will no doubt change soon as the temple becomes more popular.
For a list of other undiscovered things in Chiang Rai, be sure to check out our ‘Things To Do In Chaing Rai‘ blog!