Chiang Mai and Environs Sights

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Wat Chiang Man

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Chiang Mai's oldest monastery, dating from 1296, is typical of northern Thai architecture. It has massive teak pillars inside the bot,...

Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao

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Near the banks of the Wang River is Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao, dominated by its tall chedi, built on a rectangular base and topped with a...

Wat Phra Singh

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In the western section of the Old City stands Chiang Mai's principal monastery, Wat Phra Singh, which was extensively renovated in 2006.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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As in so many chapters of Thai history, an elephant is closely involved in the legend surrounding the foundation of Wat Phra That, northern...

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai

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The temple complex of Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is dazzling. Through the gates guarded by ornamental lions is a three-tier, sloping-roof...

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

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Near the village of Ko Khang is Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, one of the most venerated temples in the north. It's also one of the most...

Wat Sri Chum

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Workers from Myanmar were employed in the region's rapidly expanding logging business, and these immigrants left their mark on the city's...

Wat Suan Dok

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To the west of the Old City is one of the largest of Chiang Mai's temples, Wat Suan Dok. It's said to have been built on the site where...

Wat Umong

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The most unusual temple in Chiang Mai is Wat Umong, dating from 1296. According to local lore, a monk named Jam liked to go wandering...

Wiang Kum Kam

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When King Mengrai decided to build his capital on the Ping River, he chose a site a few miles south of present-day Chiang Mai. He selected...