Wat Chiang Man ‘The eldest and very first temple in Chiang Mai’

 

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Every temples have their own stories. Each one tells what people in the past did and the origin of life nowadays.

Same as Wat Chiang Man, this temple is the eldest temple in Chiang Mai In fact, it is the very first temple built in the town area. In the year 1296, King Mangrai, the first king of Lanna Kingdom, bestow His own ‘Chiang Man Palace’ upon the town as a new temple named ‘Wat Chiang Man’, and that’s where the name came.

Wat Chiang Man 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. Moreover, in the past, this temple was once the very important centre of Buddhism expansion.

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