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Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai

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#5 of 75 in Historic Sites in Chiang Mai
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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Visit the first temple of Chiang Mai at Wat Chiang Man, where King Mengrai once lived in the 14th century. The attraction consists of meditation halls, gold-topped structures, and old Buddhist decorations. Inside the largest hall, look for the oldest Buddha image in the city, a statue holding a begging bowl. The smaller meditation hall hosts the crystal and marble Buddhas. Walk around the temple grounds to find the Chedi Chang Lom, a structure surrounded by stone elephants. Make Wat Chiang Man a centerpiece of your Chiang Mai vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Chiang Mai trip planner.
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  • Built at the end of the 13th century, it is the oldest temple in town, is quiet, pleasant and interesting mostly because of its stupa with elephant heads. 
    Built at the end of the 13th century, it is the oldest temple in town, is quiet, pleasant and interesting mostly because of its stupa with elephant heads.  more »
  • One of the oldest temples in Chiang Mai. The highlights here are the 1800 years old Crystal buddha and three 2500 years old marble buddha. They are housed in the small temple on the right side of... 
    One of the oldest temples in Chiang Mai. The highlights here are the 1800 years old Crystal buddha and three 2500 years old marble buddha. They are housed in the small temple on the right side of...  more »
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  • Very beautiful temple with awesome arts and architectures; however, I had a bad experience that a few stray dogs inside the temple area chased me and tried to bit me that made me super annoyed and ruined my beautiful day trip inside the old city. Although I love animals, it is dangerous for visitors being barked and chased by stray dogs. I kindly suggest the authorities of the temple as well as CM's officials should ensure that the city is safe and clean for visitors.
  • Nice place with beautiful buhddhist architecture. I stayed more time that what I expected. But there is a crazy dog with purple stains in its body, better don't touch it beacuse will probably bite you. Didn't bite me but was crazy

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