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Wat Chiang Man

Ratchaphakhinai Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #14 of 113 attractions in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Lahore, Pakistan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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131 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

On the tour we visited a few temples, this was one. The guides gave us a little history of the place and there was a ceremony of some sort happening which was fantastic!

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Out of all the temples I have seen in all the cities in Thailand, this is my favorite one. I like it because it has an ancient feeling and energy about it and it is also surrounded by lush beautiful strange gardens. There are several buildings on this property to check out each with its own unique style. Also in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I like the desiign of the temple in it. I just sit beside the temple and looked the elephant around it. Very good.

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Jurong East, null, Singapore
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Wat Chiang Man was built in 1297 CE as the first temple of Chiang Mai on the location of Wiang Nopburi, a fortified town of the Lawa people which had been used by King Mangrai as a camp during the construction of his new capital city Chiang Mai.

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wat Chiang Man is another temple on the must see list all part of the temple tour , beautiful is the word as all the temples there are . The Buddah in the main part of the temple is so lovely you must see it.

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