Wat Chiang Man
Wat Chiang Man
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Shelliu
Hilton Head, SC4,099 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
As the oldest temple in Chiang Mai, Wat Chiang Man is stunning to look at and appreciate its over 700 year history. Shining in the light of the sun, the beautiful golf details and elephants made it one of our favorites to visit. Within the city limits, it’s very easy to walk to and is close to some excellent local markets to snack on some local fruit.
Written January 4, 2020
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CKF
CT2,161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The most striking part of this temple is the murals inside. Beautifully painted and colorful, they enliven the inside and are a joy to look at. Be sure to exit through the back of the temple to see more buddha statues around the perimeter on a nicely shaded portico. The grounds are lovely as well. Enjoy your visit!
Written January 23, 2020
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Xin Ru T
Singapore, Singapore1,345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Wat Chiang Man is the oldest wat in Chiang Mai and is therefore worth visiting for its historical significance. There is no entrance fee. The grounds are rather small, but it is a nice wat to drop by as part of a walking tour around the Old City.
Written January 14, 2020
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,758 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
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 the compound. They are rather small and you will have to pay attention to the displays or else you will miss them.
Written May 9, 2022
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Archie Jain
Noida, India109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It is no less than any other temple in Chiang Mai. With beautiful architecture and golden color, this will leave you amazed like others.
But, In my opinion, if one loves visiting temples and like praising architecture, one should not miss it. But if people are more into party and less into the temple visits, they can give this one a skip if visited wat Phra Singh.
Written January 19, 2020
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,566 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
The oldest temple in Chiang Mai is a well-maintained showcase of Lanna architecture. The chedi, adorned with stone-carved elephants, is impressive at first sight. The main temple complex is grand and ornate. It is a serene place as if time never passes. Free admission.
Written September 21, 2023
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Allan152
Monterey162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This temple is just outside the old town walls and is purportedly the oldest temple in Chiang Mai. If you've not already reached your limit of temples, make an effort to see it. There is a lovely chedi in the back, supported by elephant statues.
Written February 1, 2020
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Abovetheclouds
1,987 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
I wasn't planning on coming to this Wat until I learnt that it was the oldest in Chiang Mai. So glad I did. Very beautiful. Loved walking around the various parts, taking it all in and learning. A must! Located in the old city.
Written December 30, 2021
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nyusz44
London, UK99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai. The chedi with the elephant is absolutely stunning! It is a great place to be, it has a park with branches to sit and enjoy the view. Unfortunately the main building was under construction but still, it was worth to visit.
Written April 2, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK184,997 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This temple was the first to be built upon the founding of the city by King Mangrai in 1297. The oldest structure is the stupa, aka the Elephant Stupa, so named because of the elephant statues that around the base that support the structure.

The main temple has a high altar with a golden statue of the Buddha calling Mother Earth to Witness his past deeds. All around this statue is an assorted collection of Buddha statues of different sizes and poses.

A wonderful Thai Temple to visit.
Written April 20, 2024
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