Wat Chai Si Phum
Wat Chai Si Phum
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Wat Chai Phum, Elegant and Ornate, Sacred and Glorious
5.0 of 5 bubblesApr 2019
Located in the Old City on 437 Wichyana Rd. this temple is easy to find at the north east corner of the Moat, and well worth a visit and long look around. The temple complex was built in the 19th century, most likely over an older temple from the Mangrai Dynasty (1292 to 1558). The viharn is very impressive with a two-tiered steeply sloping roof, with the grand portico supported by four massive teak columns. Gilded nagas sit on the roof and the apexes are topped with eagle chofa finials. Throughout the temple complex the artistry and architecture is elaborately decorated in teak, mosaics, fine carvings, and scrolled. Protection of the Devatas, nagas and many Buddhas. The chedi has a high square base with the indented corners rising to another square shaped mid-section with niches on each side containing Buddha images in the standing posture or Abahaya mudra. Both sections of the chedi are decorated with embossed figures of Devas in circular gilt badges which bend around the corners. Gilt nagas top the niches. These very solid looking square sections support the bell which is covered in white stucco with a gilt fringe, above which, the neck is decorated with different colored pieces of glass or celadon which sparkle in blue, gold and green on a square base extending up to support the pinnacle which is topped with a gilt umbrella. The pavillion is also a sight to see and an nice place to relax, meditate, contemplate or rest. Everywhere you look there are wonderful, unique sights to see, not top mention the mulitude of plaques with teachings of the Buddha,

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Betsy Wadden
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,019 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Located in the Old City on 437 Wichyana Rd. this temple is easy to find at the north east corner of the Moat, and well worth a visit and long look around. The temple complex was built in the 19th century, most likely over an older temple from the Mangrai Dynasty (1292 to 1558).
The viharn is very impressive with a two-tiered steeply sloping roof, with the grand portico supported by four massive teak columns. Gilded nagas sit on the roof and the apexes are topped with eagle chofa finials. Throughout the temple complex the artistry and architecture is elaborately decorated in teak, mosaics, fine carvings, and scrolled. Protection of the Devatas, nagas and many Buddhas.
The chedi has a high square base with the indented corners rising to another square shaped mid-section with niches on each side containing Buddha images in the standing posture or Abahaya mudra. Both sections of the chedi are decorated with embossed figures of Devas in circular gilt badges which bend around the corners. Gilt nagas top the niches.

These very solid looking square sections support the bell which is covered in white stucco with a gilt fringe, above which, the neck is decorated with different colored pieces of glass or celadon which sparkle in blue, gold and green on a square base extending up to support the pinnacle which is topped with a gilt umbrella.
The pavillion is also a sight to see and an nice place to relax, meditate, contemplate or rest. Everywhere you look there are wonderful, unique sights to see, not top mention the mulitude of plaques with teachings of the Buddha,
Written May 9, 2019
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Marissa H
Panama, Panama17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Nice temple worth stopping in to see but very similar to lots of others across Thailand. If you are passing then I’d explore.
Written October 21, 2018
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Dreamer734868
Moscow, Russia284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Historic wát on the edge of the old city with a beautiful carved, golden-pained facade. It's nice.
Wellcome!)
Written December 30, 2017
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Pep Canet
Manresa, Spain723 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
I have been twice in this temple during evening each because I was in Sunday street market and it’s close to there. For me it’s one of the most beautiful temples that I have seen in Chiangmai. It’s little but with white Buddha that it completely different from the others. Really recommended your visit if you stay in Chiangmai.
Written November 17, 2017
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Peter J
Chiang Mai, Thailand279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
This temple is on Wua Lai road. It is in the silvermaking district. One should also visit Wat Mun San which is a short walk away. there is a relatively new ordination hall which is absolutely wonderful. The building is silver and a traditional Lanna style. It is a small compound but there is lots to see here. Be warned that there is a fifty baht donation requested that is money well spent.
Written November 6, 2017
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Rebecca M
Toronto, Canada265 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
It was conveniently located to our hotel (My Chiangmai Boutique) and the first stop on our little temple tour, but nothing spectacular compared to what we saw after. Still a nice little temple to look at. You definitely appreciate the architecture and work that's gone into these beautiful structures !
Written May 23, 2017
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
This ancient temple is located just outside the north east Chiang Mai city wall, just opposite the remains of the citadel at Sri Phum Corner.

Wat Chai Sri Phum is known for its large and grand viharn, (shrine). According to the Wat's Facebook page, the serene atmosphere is perfect for meditation and reflects calmness and peace.

Wat Chai Si Phum welcomes visitors. The day were were there we watched some young monks, their saffron robes hitched up around their waists, welding pick axes and hoes as they made a new flower garden.
Written April 30, 2017
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand1,130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
Despite a sign indicating that dogs are not permitted, the courtyard abound with cats and dogs, obviously living in harmony with one another.
A very simple Wat, with many Buddha and worshiper images displayed in the courtyard. Access into the buildings is not permitted.
Written January 10, 2017
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Travelpeppy
Bangkok, Thailand474 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Wat Chai Si Phum is another beautiful temple of Chaing Mai. Nothing so extra ordinary to see but if you are nearby you can visit this beautiful temple.
Written December 31, 2016
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Ritu V
New Delhi, India343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
The temple courtyard has small temples painted in red and white. The dragons of the gate are picturesque.
Written December 31, 2016
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