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“Considered the oldest temple in Chiang Mai”
Review of Wat Chiang Man

Wat Chiang Man
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Ranked #12 of 254 things to do in Chiang Mai
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minneapolis/saint paul
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“Considered the oldest temple in Chiang Mai”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

One of the first things you'll notice is a group of taxi drivers, who want you to hire them to give you a day tour, right inside the gate. They are near a map and story board for the place, that is worth stopping at. The taxi drivers are not a good value, but they're nice enough.

The grounds are not small, there are several buildings, and a cool Chedi in the back of the big building you see when you walk in. You can buy some things, including gifts for the Monks right by that main building. There are sometimes people trying to get you to pay to set birds free, but if you do that, they go catch more. Please don't pay them. It's a dying business which is good.

There is a smaller temple, I can't tell you the name because I can't read Thai. It's across the street and just a little south, I liked how calm that place was. No one bothers you there.

Visited September 2013
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Malacca City, Melaka, Malaysia
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“serenity”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

very nice! we were there around 7 am and there was no one around. It was located right behind our guesthouse so it was easy access. My dad who enjoys meditating actually went earlier around 6-6.30 am just to soak in the energy and get in a couple of minutes of meditations. The area is really nice, and very well kept. Huge Buddha's everywhere and lovely dogs lazing about. Oldest temple in chiang mai and should not be missed! pop in for a couple of minutes if you have time.

Visited October 2013
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“Best temple in Chiang Mai”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

I visited many temples in Chiang Mai, including Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Doi Suthep and I enjoyed Wat Chiang Man the most by far. The elephant stupa is amazing and the grounds are beautifully serene.

Visited October 2013
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Regina Beach, Canada
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“A real feel to experience an active temple.”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Make sure and visit this while in Chiang Mai. A nice setting and one with Buddhist monks on the premises.

Visited September 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“One of the best in Chiang Mai”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is a lovely extremely peaceful temple. Once you enter you could be a million miles away. It is quiet and very peaceful. You will see the monks going about their daily business. Make sure you check out the old Chedi out the back.

Visited August 2013
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