Northern Thailand Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Northern Thailand - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Wat Pumin

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Nan has one of the region's most unusual and beautiful temples, Wat Pumin, whose murals alone make a visit to this part of northern Thailand...

Wat Rong Khun

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One of Thailand's most astonishing temples, Wat Rong Khun stands like a glistening, icing sugar–coated wedding cake beside the A-1...

Wat Saphan Hin

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This pretty wat is reached by following a slate pathway and climbing a 656-foot hill. An amazing standing Buddha, nearly 40 feet tall,...

Wat Sra Sri

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This peaceful temple sits on two connected islands within a lotus-filled lake. The lake, called Traphong Trakuan Pond, supplied the monks...

Wat Sri Chum

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Like many other sanctuaries, Wat Si Chum was originally surrounded by a moat. The main structure is dominated by a breathtaking statue...

Wat Sri Sawai

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Sukhothai's oldest structure may be this Khmer-style one with three prangs—similar to those found in Lopburi—surrounded by a laterite...

Wat Suam Utayan

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As you leave the park, stop at Wat Suam Utayan to see a Si Satchanalai image of Lord Buddha, one of the few still remaining. ...

Wat Suan Tan

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Wat Suan Tan has a 15th-century bronze Buddha image. It's the scene of all-night fireworks during the annual Songkran festival in April.

Wat Traphang Thong Lang

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The square mondop of Wat Traphang Thong Lang is the main sanctuary, the outer walls of which boast beautiful stucco figures in niches—some...

World War II Memorial Museum

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In the village of Khun Yuam, 100 km (62 miles) north of Mae Sariang, you can find one of the region's most unusual and, for many, most...