Religious Sights in Chiang Mai

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  • The top 10 best Buddhist temples to visit in Chiang Mai.

    Chiang Mai has more than 300 Buddhist temples (known as Wats) in varying architectural styles that reveal the provinces rich heritage. With some of the oldest temples in Thailand, a temple tour is a must for anyone interested in Buddhism or the more than 700-year history of Chiang Mai. Elaborate woodcarvings, mysterious Naga serpent staircases, gilded umbrellas, mythical custodians, ancient Buddha images and gold leaf stupas, Chiang Mai's temples are beautiful and draw inspiration from a range of sources. You will need a few days to get to all 10 of these temples, but they are well worth a visit. Remember these places are not merely tourist attractions - they are revered places of worship so a certain amount of respect and decorum is advisable. Try and dress appropriately and keep the noise to a minimum. This list has been compiled on the basis of both physical beauty and religious significance.

    Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

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    Tambon Suthep
    Amper Muang

    An important Temple perched at the top of Doi Suthep... read more

    Wat Umong

    Off Suthep Road

    Temple in the Park... read more

    Wat Chedi Luang

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    Phrapokklao Road within the Old City
    Intersection of Ratchadamnoen Road

    A Fascinating History... read more

    Wat Phra Singh

    Wat Suan Dok

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    On Suthep Road
    Next to Hill Tribe Products Promotion Center

    14th-century Temple... read more

    Wat Chiang Man

    Mueang Chiang Mai, Sri Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Wat Jed Yod

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    Wat Chaimongkol

    Charoenprathet Road 133

    Divine Space... read more

    Wat Chiang Yuen

    Manee Nopparat Road

    Grand Temple... read more

    Wat Buppharam

    Off Tha Phae Road

    Exploring Spirituality... read more
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