Chiang Mai is overflowing with ancient Buddhist temples dating back when the city was originally founded in 1296. The intricate carving and stunning hand painted murals inside them are absolutely treasures.
Wat Pa Dara Pirom
Wat Pa dara pirom or Dara pirom palace is considered as one of the hidden treasure in Chiang Mai. The temple located in Dara Rasamee Military camp in Maerim district, and it formerly was a princess Dara Rasmee's rescidence in the 19th cemtury. The temple received a royal permission to be raised as monastery grade, and it is currently the 7th monastery in Chiang Mai.
Wat Pan Tao
Wat Pan Tao is well known to the tourist with its wooden wiharn, a sanctuary for people to pray. It is formerly a royal residence and later transformed into the temple. Inside the wiharn there are some old artifacts such as an ancient wooden box that contain buddhist scriptures called "dhamma casket", a tall display called "busbok", and some sample of books.
Wat Chiang Man
Wat Chiang man is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai since the city was founded in 1296. It is the first temple that was used as a sample for Chiang Mai city construction by King Mengrai. Wat Chiang Man temple consists of several components including the large wiharn, the small wiharn, Chedi, the unosot, and the Ho Trai or the scripture library.
WAT Phra-Tad Doi Su thep
Wat Phra Tad Doi Suthep is one of the most famous temple in Chiang Mai standing near the top of Mount Suthep. It was built around 1383, and is sacred to mane Thai people. There, you will find the revered golden chedi of Wat Phra Tad Doi Suthep that reflect with the sunlight, and the view of Chiang Mai town that surrounded by country side.
Wat Suen Dok
Wat Suen Dok was built in 1371. The grounds were initially a royal flower garden which were offered by Kaing Keuna to a very reverend monk from Sukhothai. A holy Buddhist relic that was transported to the new temple of Wat Suen Dok and other was the relic that caused Wat Phra Tad Doi Suthep to come into being. At Wat Suen Dok you will find a huge 500 years old bronze Buddha, one of the largest in Thailand.
Wat Phra Singh is located in the western part of the old city centre of Chiang Mai, which is contained within the city walls and moat. The main entrance, which is guarded by Singhs (lions),Its not mean Lion Phra Singhs is a short name From Phra-Put-Tha- Shi-Hing , and Thai people call it short until now is a Wat ( wat is mean Temple )Pra Singhs is situated at the end of the main street (Rachadamnoen road) of Chiang Mai. The road runs east from the temple, via Tapae Gate, to the Ping River.
Wat U-Mong is one of the most unusual of all the temples. It is mostly underground beneath a large hill with a flattened top. The under-hill complex contains many brick lined tunnels which are easily navigated. It was built in the 14th century for a reverend monk and was later abandoned for six centuries. A large pagoda sits on the flat hilltop and nearby are the quarters of the monks who live there.
Twin pagodas located on the top of mountain not far from Doi Inthanon. They were built to commemorate the King and Queen’s 60th birthday in 1989 and 1992, and were named Phra Mahathat Chedi Nophamethanidol & Noppholbhumisiri Phra Mahathat that are known as the king and queen pagoda. Visitors can either reach the top via the elevator or stairs, then come down and up again to visit another.
Wat Jed Yod
Wat Jet Yot is located in the north-west outskirts of the city on the Super Highway. The temple was built in 1455 and was the host place for the eighth world Buddhist council in 1977.
White Temple (Wat Rong Khun)
White temple or Wat Rong Khun is a buddhist contemporary temple located in Chiang Rai Province. It was one of the best attraction in the area that facinate a large number of visitors with its unique white color and the use of glassess pieces. The temple designed and privately owned by Chalermchai Kositpipat since 1997.
Wat Pha Lad
Wat Pha Lat was located on the way to Wat Phra tad Doi Suthep. It is one of the peaceful temple as you can be sitting near the waterfall and hiding under tree’s canopy. It also has a stunning view of the city of Chiang Mai.
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