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Wat Chiang Man

Ratchaphakhinai Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #15 of 115 Attractions in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: This temple was built in 1297 at the site King Mangrai used when he supervised the building of Chiang Mai. Wat Chiang Man is located in the... more »
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Kingston, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Worth a visit. One of many beautiful temples we visited while in Chiang Mai. Lots of detail to take in.

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Hong Kong
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Actually there are a lot of temples in Chiang Mai which are all worth a visit. But you are in a hurry, I would recommend this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The first temple built in Chiang Mai, so a good place to start when visiting the various wats. Very beautiful. Dress modestly if you'd like to go inside.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Essential to visit as part of cultural orientation. Maybe worth visiting early on in one's trip to Chiang Mai because this helps understand the geography and history of the city.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This temple on the east side of the Old City has a pretty nice layout of buildings on its grounds, and if you're coming from the west side like I did, you could go in from the side street and make your way around to the front. Between the two main buildings is a nice rectangular hedge formation. The façade... More

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Lahore, Pakistan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The place is absolutely awesome. Beautiful gardens and an ancient temple makes it best combination . We sat there for quite some time as it wasn't crowded at that time and was ideal for some meditatation.

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Ohaupo, New Zealand
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A great temple to meander around for 30 minutes or so, with its golden covered stupa / chedi at the rear of the complex, and the dimly lit main hall with the crystal buddha enshrined. This is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai. It is not as clean and polished as the others but this adds to the attraction, giving... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Intersting chedi and excellent paintings in the temple - worth a visit. Beware of the Temple Dogs there are quite a few generally sleeping during the day. Two interesting Buddah images - worth a visit

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Khon Kaen, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wat Chiang Man (also spelled Wat Chiang Mun) is your first stop - the city’s oldest Buddhist temple is also a fine place to start this trip. Built in 1297, the temple houses a white quartz Buddha image, a marble Buddha, and a stone inscription from the 16th century. It's one of the city's most popular tourist destinations. Like a... More

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

really steeped in history - old buildings are breathtaking. don't miss the crystal and marble buddhas in the adjoining buildings!

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