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Prefer the old temple to the new

Personally I prefer to donate money when I visit temples but sadly few tourists do the same so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beckenham, United Kingdom
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A beautiful but Idiosyncratic temple complex

This used to be one of my favourite temples in Chiang Mai. Now less so, as it attracts bus loads of... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2019
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are hundreds of temples in Chiang Mai, but this one captured my attention, probably because we walked past it every day. Someone mentioned being charged money to enter; 20 bhat is less than $1 USD, and as another person said, it will help maintain...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Personally I prefer to donate money when I visit temples but sadly few tourists do the same so places like this end up charging an admission fee. Here it's 20 baht which seems like enough to keep a lot of tourists out. It's funny to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunningly ornate Burmese temple. The temple is financed by Burmese teak merchants and built by Burmese artisans. Peackoks,standind Buddha in niches, fine details are typical for this temple. The details and the light were so gorgeous that I was greatly impressed by this temple.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019

This used to be one of my favourite temples in Chiang Mai. Now less so, as it attracts bus loads of tourists and fleets of tuk-tuks. So many visitors, it now charges an entrance fee - even to foreigners who live in Chiang Mai and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

Wat Buppharam is one of the most visited temples in Chiang Mai and I found it to be incredibly artsy, unique and interesting. The Temple complex is located near the Thapae Gate, the old entrance to Chiang Mai City. Historically travelers and traders would have...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

Happened to run into it while looking around for morning coffee. Not one of the largest, nor close to it, but it was still worth the visit. There were a lot of interesting (of what I would guess as guardians) statues onsite. Still ended up...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Entrance fee: ฿20 per person (50 pence). “Towards supporting religious activities.” Just down the road from Tha Phae Gate which leads into the Old City (inside the moat) this is a beautifully unique temple. It’s uniqueness is derived from the fact it’s built tall and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 2, 2019

A lovely parklike setting for this beautiful temple complex. Worth spending some time at....and you can enjoy lunch on the grounds.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We managed to do some prayers despite our busy trip schedule due to this convenient Buddhist shrine!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Lovely temple with lots of history and lots to look at. They give u shoulder covering if you need one.

Date of experience: December 2018
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