Attractions Temples in Chiang Mai

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Temples have been being respectable places of Thai people for so long. Ever since centuries ago, temple have been used for many important events, for instances, wedding, merit-making festival, hosting religious rituals etc. Most of Thai people pay their respect to Buddhism, anyway. There is no wonder why there are so many temples around the country, both in urban and suburban area. And every temple reflects the lifestyle and culture of its local area.

You may have seen ordinary temples in your everyday life. But, if you want to see temples that are surrounded with more natural atmosphere, then you’re suggested to go to Chiang Mai.

There are many interesting types of temples in Chiang Mai, for instances, forest monasteries and cave monasteries.

Forest monasteries have the meaning in their name. Yes, right. They’re called ‘forest monasteries’, because they are located in forest area. You’re not hearing it wrong! These temple don’t mainly consists of cement or concrete, but instead trees and mountains. Normally, when you see temples in your everyday life, sometime they even look quite modern. But not forest monasteries! When you visit any of forest monasteries, all you can see are greenery and water resource. The atmosphere is emphasized with leisure and easy feelings.

Next, to cave monasteries, these are absolutely incredible. Take this one for an example, Wat Tham Muang On. The word ‘tham’ is Thai language, which means ‘cave’ in English. That’s the point. This temple has a cave within its area. And the cave is fabulous. You can see glorious and shiny limestone flakes and the Lord Buddha’s relics within the cave. The cave may be a little bit dark, but be assured that it will be your new experience.

There are many many temples in Chiang Mai. You can go around and choose any place you like. Just go to make merit or take nice photos. But please follow the rules of each temple too. Don’t take photos in any forbidden zones.

Also, no matter which temple you choose to go, you have to dress properly. Not shorts! No slippers! No sleeveless!

We make the lists of the most attractions in Chiang Mai as below.

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Wat Phra Singh is one of the temples in Chiang Mai. It consists of many memorable things, including art, decoration style and atmosphere. Wat Phra Singh, or formal name ‘Wat Phra Singh Woramahawiharn’, had been being a respectable temple of Chiangmai since the age of Lanna. Read More…

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Wat Chedi Luang or another name Wat Chotikaram, is an historic temple located in Chiang Mai downtown. The area is really wide. Chiang Mai people respect this temple so much. Moreover, this is where the Town Shrine and the biggest Chedi in Chiangmai established. Read More…

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Wat Chiang Man is the eldest temple in Chiang Mai In fact, it is the very first temple built in the town area. The temple is the location of ‘Phra Saetangkamanee’ or ‘Phra Kaew Khao’, an importan Lord Buddha’s statue of Chiang Mai. The locals often go to the temple to pay their respect. Read More…

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep or Doi Suthep Temple is the most famous and important temple in Chiang Mai every visitor must pay a visit. It was founded in 1386 under miraculous circumstances. When the first chedi was built. It is an important pilgrimage spot. There are spectacular views of Chiang Mai city and its surroundings from the top of this mountain. Read More…

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Wat Phan Tao is one of the most historic temple in Chiang Mai, located on King Prajadhipok Road. The main highlight is that Ho Kham Luang Vihara is made of wood and carved into beautiful Thai-style patterns, including peacock pattern on the entrance door. Read More…

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Wat Lok Moli is an ancient temple in Muang County, Chiang Mai Province. It’s over 500 years old, but there aren’t enough evidence to tell the period of establishment. However, its name first appeared in the year 1367, which is a part of Phaya Guena’s age.  Read More…