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The Wat Chiang Man Temple in Chiang Mai

February 3rd, 2010

Wat Chiang Man is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai and located on Tha Ratchaphakhinai that runs from the north eastern part of the old city of Chiang Mai to the south. You can visit the temple between 9 am and 5 pm.

The Wat Chiang Man temple has beautiful red, gold and painted murals which are a symbol to decorate the temple and honor its founding father, Phaya Mengrai.

Outside Wat Chiang ManOutside Wat Chiang Man

In the Ubosoth, the most sacred prayer room which in the Northern Thai region is called the sim, you will find two important Buddha statues kept behind bars and in glass cabinets. These Buddha statues known as the Phra Sila, a standing marble Buddha, and the Phra Sae Tang Man, a seated crystal Buddha, have a special value and are believed to have come to Thailand from far away. This main sanctuary is decorated with flower and plant motives and houses a large altar and a group of golden Buddha statues.

You can walk around Wat Chiang Man by following a path in between the main sim and a smaller sanctuary. There is also a Ho Trai, Temple library, and the stupa which was constructed after the city of Chiang Mai and the temple had been completed. The stupa or Chedi Chang Lom is also referred to as the Elephant Chedi for its many decorations in the shape of elephants carrying the golden upper part of the chedi.

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Travel Tips for Chiang Mai Thailand:

Where to stay in Chiang Mai: The Chiang Mai Siria Boutique Hotel

What to do in Chiang Mai: Visit the temples on a walking tour

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  • Outside Wat Chiang Man Outside Wat Chiang Man
  • Statues for every week day Statues for every week day
  • Golden Dragons for the Crystal Buddha Golden Dragons for the Crystal Buddha
  • Golden Buddha Statue Golden Buddha Statue
  • Phra Sae Tang sanctuary Phra Sae Tang sanctuary
  • Phra Sae Tang, Crystal Buddha Phra Sae Tang, Crystal Buddha
  • Mural paintings Mural paintings
  • Decorations smaller sanctuary Decorations smaller sanctuary
  • The Golden Stupa The Golden Stupa
  • The Elephant Chedi The Elephant Chedi
  • Home of Phra Sila and Phra Sae Tang Home of Phra Sila and Phra Sae Tang
  • Sacred mural decorations Sacred mural decorations
  • Wat Chiang Man in Chiang Mai Wat Chiang Man in Chiang Mai
  • Offerings for every week day Offerings for every week day
  • Ho Trai  at Wat Chiang Man Ho Trai at Wat Chiang Man
  • Sanctuary of Phra Sae Tang Sanctuary of Phra Sae Tang
  • Paintings in smaller sanctuary Paintings in smaller sanctuary
  • Inside the Ubosoth Inside the Ubosoth
  • Dragon and Ho Trai library Dragon and Ho Trai library
  • The oldest temple of Chiang Mai The oldest temple of Chiang Mai
  • Red and Gold mural paintings Red and Gold mural paintings
  • Wat Chiang Man and the Stupa Wat Chiang Man and the Stupa
  • Wat Chiang Mai Wat Chiang Mai
  • The Chedi Chang Lom The Chedi Chang Lom
  • Statue at Wat Chiang Man Statue at Wat Chiang Man
  • The smaller sanctuary or new Viharn The smaller sanctuary or new Viharn
  • Pictures of Wat Chiang Man Pictures of Wat Chiang Man
  • The Main Sancturay or Viharn The Main Sancturay or Viharn
  • Statues above offer bowls Statues above offer bowls

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The Wat Chiang Man Temple in Chiang Mai
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