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“Nice temple”
Review of Wat Mahawan

Wat Mahawan
Ranked #52 of 290 things to do in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This temple has one of the more impressive chedi with square three layered base with bell shaped top half and gold pinnacle. Also interesting is the entrance to the viharn which together with the gable end is highly decorated. There is also a good library and many fine Buddha images in the courtyard. Unfortunately all the buildings were closed when visiting.

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Only small, but very pretty. I didn't spend more than a few minutes strolling around and taking photos. Absolutely nobody else around, which was almost eerie. Well worth popping in if you're passing by.

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Lovely temple typical Northern Thai style architect. Location between night market in Taipei Gate Chiang Mai.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Something about this unassuming temple really appeals to me. From the intricately carved timber front, to the ornate chedi and the glittering silver tungs. We always stay at a hotel nearby so every time we pass I love to stop by and soak up the peacefulness. On my last visit there was a lady with birds in tiny cages with no water. You could pay to set them free for good luck. I really disapprove of this cruel practice and let her know. Not sure she understood but the look on her face suggested she did.

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Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Located near the Thae Phae Gate and Wat Bupharam, this wat can be jointly visited with these 2 attractions. The color of the chedi is white, while most temples I had visited in Chiangmai have gold color or brown color of the Lanna Style.

I briefly visited the pagoda, took pictures, then proceeded with my walk to the Wat Bupharam.


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