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Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai
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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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  • Chiang Mai is a city full of temples of incomparable beauty. I recommend to visit them with local guides that explain what you are seeing.
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  • Wonderful temple to visit in Chiang Mai. Wonderful grounds...very serene and beautiful. And of course, the buddha statues are magnificent. Simply spectacular to see! 
  • It is a temple with the longest history in Chiang Mai. Statue of an elephant around the stupa is impressive. Please come visit. Visited by many people.
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  • Free entrance and totally worth a visit. I believed this is the oldest temple in Chiangmai area and it's no worse than other temple that charge entrance free. Also I believe this temple is very dog friendly... a lot of stray dogs live here and they have a little temple that kept four babies dog safe .... so cute!!!!
  • Gorgeous temple with a gorgeous ancient chedi resting on the backs of elephants. A relaxing place not to miss.
  • 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
  • Wonderful, peaceful place. Good to see, pray and rest.
  • A historic temple in CM. many interesting stories behind the temples, wall paintings, and the sculptures.