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“One of two beautiful wats inside the Old Town”
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Owner description: This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty.
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“One of two beautiful wats inside the Old Town”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This is a very large wat and fun to wander around in it. It has several beautiful temples, one with a huge seated Buddha and one with a small seated Buddha known as the Phra Singh (15th century). There is a small building that holds a reclining Buddha and a gorgeous 15th century library (mondop)...you can't go inside the library but the exterior is quite beautiful...be sure to walk around it. Also a great mini-forest of trees with Buddha sayings hung on them...fun to read.

Visited February 2014
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Large Temple in the Old City”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

A must see - drink in the temple and surrounding areas, take it slowly take lots of pictures - enjoy the archetecture - talk to the monks. Do not use the Tuk Tuks at the temple - you can get around easily on foot or by red bus. Hail a Tuk Tuk in the road if you must and negotiate a price before you get in.

Visited July 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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“not really fascinated”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

It's a big temple with many departments but the tourist frenziness takes away the magic. I would advise you to try smaller ones. THey are everywhere and they keep their charm.

Visited July 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Nice temple in Chiang Mai”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

It's a good place to see in Chiang Mai as one of the main temples. I liked that you could see monks living there which gave more insight into their lives and more Thai traditions and culture. For Chiang Mai I definitely recommend visiting here as the city is small and it's one of the main attractions. However, seeing this after the temples in Bangkok was a bit underwhelming. Still worth it. I recommend starting here and walking straight down Th Ratchadamnoen which will take you straight across the city with various stops along the way. Whole journey will only take a few hours.

Visited July 2014
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Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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“A wonderful place”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is one of the most important wat in the walled city at the center of Chiang Mai. The buildings are beautiful, most of all the ho tray (library) on the top of a steep staircase. One of the main buildings houses some very nice murals.

Visited August 2013
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