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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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  • a really beautiful temple with some newly restored pagoda. in any case a visit worth.
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  • Said to be the oldest wat (temple) in Chiang Mai, Chiang Man was a lot quieter than other famous wat like Chedi Luang or Phra Singh. No entrance fee was required. The pagoda supported by fifteen stone...  more »
  • Worth a visit just to see the elephant tower.We went late afternoon temperature was cool and not too many people about. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy the serene atmoshere. Easy to find. 
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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.