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Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Visit the first temple of Chiang Mai at Wat Chiang Man, where King Mengrai once lived in the 14th century. The attraction consists of meditation halls, gold-topped structures, and old Buddhist decorations. Inside the largest hall, look for the oldest Buddha image in the city, a statue holding a begging bowl. The smaller meditation hall hosts the crystal and marble Buddhas. Walk around the temple grounds to find the Chedi Chang Lom, a structure surrounded by stone elephants. To visit Wat Chiang Man on your holiday in Chiang Mai, and find out what else Chiang Mai has to offer, use our Chiang Mai family vacation planner.
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  • Not be having this temple that despite not having great Buddhas has a special magic. I have to say that the large statues of elephants are my weakness, perhaps also antiquity, and it is not in a site with great visibility, but certainly worth a go to see it, is the essence of Chiang Mai.
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  • We visited the temple in little rain,so we were the only people there. It was very beautiful and quiet! 
  • 與Fah Lanna Spa 鄰近,做按摩前過去逛逛,很莊嚴但與其他寺廟無異,女仕切記勿穿短褲,必須用布蓋過膝部。的士司機説這是清邁第一個寺廟,也值得一遊。 
  • watlamchang the story this is build no.3rd temple in chiang mai for longtime ago when the king coming for visit watchiangmun he hold the elephant with big tree this area after that he come many time then he make a small temple for monk stay and looking for elephant when he came visit watchiangmun in font of the watlamchang wat mean Temple lam = Hold,Enchain chang = Elephant
  • This is a most beautiful temple also this is the first temple in chiang mai
  • A historic temple in CM. many interesting stories behind the temples, wall paintings, and the sculptures.
  • The scenery is great, one of the main temples in Chiang Mai. Much less crowded than Wat Luang.
  • Incredible murals in the building to the right of the main temple, showing colorful scenes from the Buddha's life
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