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Wat Chiang Man

Ratchaphakhinai Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“oldest temple” (42 reviews)
“old city” (40 reviews)
Ratchaphakhinai Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

Within the old city walls & the first temple in Chiang Mai. We like to visit Wats early in the morning before the tourist arrive! You'll be able to see the Monks getting ready for the day & taking care of the grounds.

Thank LarRanTravels
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Being the first temple built in Chiangmai in 1297 alone makes this temple worth seeing. It's easy to access and easy to look at so why not take a wander over. Make sure you go with enough time to wander the grounds fully. We did...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 2 days ago

beautiful temple architecture featuring elephants. Outside of the temple are several vendors, including one where you can purchase birds to release for luck.

Thank K W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shrine halls are retty small and typical decoration of a thai temple. But walk around the temple to the back and you will see a very old stupa built by the first king of chiang man. The king's statue is behind it. This stupa...More

Thank wonghuihua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are staying in Old City then this wat is in walking distance. It is free to enter and has amazing statues and architecture. I went around 6:30 am and the place was basically empty. :)

Thank Reggie309
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first temple we visited in Chiang Mai. As it is located not in the real centre of the city it is very quiet. So even though not very nice the visit was quite agreable.

Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chiang Mai abounds in Buddhist temples, but Wat Chiang Man is significant in that it was the first temple built here by King Mangrai when he was building his new capital. The original buildings date from 1296, but many additions have been made over the...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a quiet and peaceful place. The Elephant Stupa was very impressive and historical. You're allowed to enter the temples, but you must be dressed appropriately. From my understanding, women should cover their shoulders, chest, and legs, and shoes are left outside the temple....More

Thank Ruvee R
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Many people miss this beautiful old Wat which is off the beaten path in the old city. It is one of the oldest Wats here. The wonderful Elephant Stupa has a sign in front telling the story. There are 3 buildings you can enter. Dress...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was amazing, very beautiful and extremely interesting. We walked from hotel and despite the size of it we didn't really see it until we were right outside.

Thank seniorslats
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