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  • InMotionUnity
    15 contributions
    A beautiful temple. where you can just be in no hurry. It is very well complemented by a hike uphill to it.
    Written December 8, 2022
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  • dereka66
    Bang Sao Thong, Thailand80 contributions
    The large city wall and moat in the centre of Chiang Mai is very interesting. The old city gate is impressive and worth a short visit when walking around the old centre with its many impressive temples.
    Written September 12, 2022
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  • The Hotel Hunter
    Bangkok, Thailand139 contributions
    Beautiful and antique temple where is not far from city, we visited there because I was born in year of snake (thai horoscope) and this temple is a must visited for those who was born in the year of snake.
    Written July 26, 2022
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  • ChooBoo
    Boston, UK4 contributions
    A secret hidden gem. A wonderful temple volunteer called 'V' spoke with me and taught me mediation, about the Darma wheel, and how to live a peaceful life. I spent over an hour here speaking to him and him explaining everything to me. I could've easily spent more time here with him. No pressure to donate and very welcoming. I believe V is here on weekdays and would recommend anyone to come and speak with him if you want to learn more.
    Written December 8, 2022
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  • Navant
    Chiang Mai, Thailand1 contribution
    It's been really good going up there since they developed out the roads. No more bumpy dirt roads like previous reviews are mentioning. Still steep and narrow, but very easy on a motorbike to get through.

    Very nice for a day trip of just relaxing or getting some work done at the coffee shops.
    Written May 26, 2022
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  • Suratrichard
    Surat Thani, Thailand1,406 contributions
    Before you visit, it’s worth reading up on the part the three kings played in establishing the old city. It is a monument to commemorate the founding of Chiang Mai. Whilst it only takes a few minutes to look at it, there are several interesting places to visit in the vicinity like the City Arts and Cultural centre situated immediately behind the monument.
    Quite a good wet weather activity.
    Written July 13, 2022
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  • T Hufford
    Doha, Qatar27 contributions
    Family trip - what a fabulous space. Such a hidden gem. Each workshop is individually styled and the ambiance is relaxed. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • melkeet
    Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions
    We reached this Wat while on a walking tour of the old city. It is located in the city center. Entrance here was free. The structures here includes the viharn which is a very beautiful dark wooden building on a stone base. The stairway to the Viharn’s entrance is lined by Nagas. There are two brick chedis, one on either side of the road. Also on the grounds are the monks living quarters.
    Written December 31, 2020
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  • madtat
    Riverside, RI1,295 contributions
    This was a good 45 minutes up a mountain from the old city; maybe more. The road was being repaved in a very unorthodox, unorganized Thai style that made travel more difficult and a little dangerous. As we neared the top, past the popular template, the road got more narrow and took on the look of a woods road only still asphalt. The view was incredible from this height and a little unnerving with a primitive attempt to keep your vehicle from plunging off a cliff in the form of a semi guard rail. We saw no other vehicles as we approached the summit. As we reached the top we came across a large clearing jammed with primitive housing structures on the perimeter of tourist shacks selling souvenirs. There is a concrete path that winds its way up the mountain as it passes through stall after stall of souvenirs. Most of the stall workers don’t speak to you. Some say hello. Many young women played with their phones, not even looking up. About half way up there is a museum of tribal artifacts to view for 10 baht. The museum is actually a small enclosure the size of a one car garage. Exit through the back and you’re outside in front of a beautiful, massive, hillside garden of flowers and herbs. The concrete path continues through the garden up and up until you are very high above the village with a great view of the garden below. A little higher up and you enter a cafe with cold and hot drinks and coffee beans for purchase. There are also bathrooms if needed. Behind the Cafe is a thick jungle with exceptionally tall bamboo trees that make for great photos. Then you make your way back down the concrete path which brings you back into the gift stalls. If you’re physically able to maneuver through the stalls on the concrete path which is constantly going up and the footing can be a little tricky, then I recommend this outing for an original experience.
    Written March 27, 2022
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  • melkeet
    Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions
    We came across this temple while we were on our way for the Ping River Cruise, and we explored it after the river journey. It is an active Buddhist temple built in Burmese style. There is no admission ticket to this place and was not crowded in the evening around 5 pm.

    The most striking highlight of this wat is the Chedi, with golden and white colour. The Vihan has a beautiful exterior. We saw a number of pilgrims releasing fish back into Ping River. We spent about 30 minutes admiring and photographing this site.
    Written December 28, 2020
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  • Abovetheclouds
    1,494 contributions
    To be honest, this Wat is conveniently located. Of the many Wat's in Chiang Mai, I wouldn't say this is a must but you are likely to pass it as it is located on the main walking street. If you do, pop in. Very small. Well kept. What I liked about it, if you walk around are the little 'sayings' or 'teachings' about life. Very interesting and makes you think. There appeared to be a small museum inside which was closed at the time of C-19. As you exit, there is a noodle restaurant filled with locals. Very cheap too. There is also a shop selling various items using coconut oil.
    Written January 19, 2022
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  • maliwan2016
    Chiang Mai, Thailand41 contributions
    The little Rice Terraces in Mae Chaem Chiang Mai. I recommend to visit this place in the late of Thai Raining season (approx late September to early November) as this time visitors will have a good time to experience the best time of Rice Terraces.

    Panorama of Rice Terraces is the best with a cup of coffee at one of the home-stay nearby there!!

    I visited in early November which I had a good chance to see threshing from local farmer as well as the wonderful golden rice fields.
    Written February 25, 2017
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,652 contributions
    This is the remains of Northern gate of the historical old town. If you come in the evening, you can take nice photos of the sunset and the canals as the background.

    There is a food market nearby, where many street food vendors gather. You will find lots of local food here at reasonable prices. Highly recommended is the braised pork leg rice.
    Written April 28, 2022
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  • Patrick D
    Warsaw, Poland5,237 contributions
    It's one of the Buddhist temples built during the reign of the Mang Rai dynasty.
    Wat Sumpow (or Wat Sam Pao or Wat Samphao) has ornaments shaped like ships on the top of the columns of its entrance
      The name of the temple "สำเภา" indicates a junk. According to legend, the merchants of the city of Rift. (present-day Tak province), believing in Buddhism, built a golden junk in a chedi on the grounds of the temple. Hence the origin of the name: Wat Samphao
     This temple is an excellent example of Lanna's architecture ..Really incredible
    You can also get a traditional Thai massage here
    Written April 9, 2019
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  • Soko37
    Prague, Czech Republic4,013 contributions
    We lived just 50m far away. We passed by many time and discovered in last day. It’s difficult to write something special about temples in Chiang Mai as whole city is basically having millions of temples.
    Written February 3, 2019
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