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Wat Lok Molee

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Address: 298/1 Manee Nopparat Road | Si Phum, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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one of my favourite temples in chiang mai

lovely, peaceful temple complex right on the moat, lots to see, awesome Buddha statues and more, very serene, great statues of Ganesh also

Reviewed March 24, 2016
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Thornhill, Canada
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 3, 2016

15 minutes to only see the place and 40min if you need to clean your mind after a heavy night at the bar if you have committed that!.

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Thornhill, Canada
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Reviewed March 24, 2016

lovely, peaceful temple complex right on the moat, lots to see, awesome Buddha statues and more, very serene, great statues of Ganesh also

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Thank Joni L
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

This is one of the many Wat (temple) scattered all over Chiang Mai. There are tours offering to take you to them all but If you like walking like I do then I suggest to just explore on your own. Buy or download a map and off you go. You can also rent a bicycle or motorbike for faster transport.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed March 14, 2016

The gardens surrounding this temple is superb. Exceptional attention to detail in the architecture. Enjoy.

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Reviewed March 11, 2016

This temple is Lanna style - outside the old city but not too far for walk.The massive chedi was built in 1527.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

This Wat has several attractions: huge chedi, pagoda in Lanna style, 3 buildings with male sculptures at the front, etc. I like the tall statues of 2 "monkeys" that seemed to greet us as we entered the wat. There is also a bridge near this Wat which crosses a small creek. Tip: Visit the other Wats located near it. Happy... More 

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Toronto
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Reviewed March 1, 2016

This Wat was among the nicest that I saw. There are lots of other monuments and areas to explore on the grounds of the Wat too.

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful wooden temple with elaborate decorations, with the surrounding wall providing welcome shelter from the road next to it. This gives it a peaceful vibe. There is a brick stupa with statue of budha on top and rope mechanism for worshippers to raise a water in bamboo container to him to give him a shower. Lovely ritual to watch and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed February 18, 2016

Wat Lok Molee was declared as National Treasure due to the historical and architectural of the area. It was built over 500 years ago with old Lanna architecture. And when it was renovated, buildings were built to reflect new Lanna (Chiang Mai) era. There are plenty of literature to read about history of the temple and the Kingdom. A must... More 

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Newport, New Hampshire
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Reviewed February 18, 2016

Wat Lok Molee was a wonderful stop while walking the northern part of the old city. Very interesting architecture and nice grounds. Clean restrooms with good signage is also a plus. Very interesting history and a quiet break in a busy city.

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