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Wat Mahawan

Address: Thapae Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #34 of 102 Attractions in Chiang Mai
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stumble across this temple as we were walking along the night bazaar street. Beautiful from the outside with the sun setting and it looks amazing with the white structure. Have not tried the massage mentioned though and if I have the opportunity in the next few days, may try out the massage and 170 baht is definitely cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a beautiful temple of course. Full of good energy and nice people- but in the back is a Thai massage area. It is 140 Baht and worth every penny. Ah Lyn Yah is amazing and very sweet. I asked for her every time. It's a very intense massage- you will be really relaxed.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

On our first day in Chiang Mai, on our way to the Old City from the east side of the river, we passed Wat Mahawan and went in to have a look. What makes it a bit different from many other temples is the mixture or styles. There are many different types of guardians. I found out afterwards the reason... More 

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Kunming, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a peaceful temple just off a busy street. Inside the walls, you can get a good idea of traditional Thai Buddhist architectural style. I went here after getting a two-hour massage inside the grounds at a massage school. Excellent place for traditional Thai massage.

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Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This temple is very interesting as the majority of the buildings, stupas and monuments ar white. The main stupa is beautiful with the white and gold colors shimmering in the light. There is also a massage place available on sight until 7pm.

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