Shan Temple - Wat Pa Pao - Chiang Mai

The Shan Temple, Wat Pa Pao, whilst not on the normal Chiang Mai Temple Tourist Trail, is a quite unique Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. Not particularly old, Wat Pa Pao was built in the late 19th Century by Shan people for the Shan people and even today, Wat Pa Pao is the main community [Read More…]

Wat Chedi Liem - Chiang Mai - Buddhist Temple

Wat Chedi Liem is a Buddhist Temple on the outskirts of Chiang Mai at Wiang Kum Kam. Wat Chedi Liem was built around the end of the 13th Century by King Mengrai. The ancient buried city of Wiang Kum Kam, founded by King Mengrai to be the Capital of the Lanna Kingdom. was only recently [Read More…]

Monk Chat with Buddhist Monks

Chiang Mai has several Monk Chat programmes which give foreigners one of the few opportunities to speak in English, and occasionally some other language, with Buddhist Monks. At the Monk Chat sessions people from different cultures and religions can chat with Buddhist Monks and novices in an informal atmosphere about any subject they wish. It [Read More…]

Wat Chedi Luang - Chiang Mai - Buddhist Temple

Wat Chedi Luang, is an ancient Buddhist Temple in the centre of Chiang Mai. Construction of Wat Chedi Luang began in the reign of King Phayu (1337-1355). Construction continued during the reigns of King Kue Na (1355-1385), King Saen Muang Ma (1385-1401), King Sam Fang Kaen (1401-1441) until it was finally completed during the reign [Read More…]

Makha Bucha - Buddhist Festival

Makha Bucha sometimes written as Makha Puja or even Magha Puja is the third most important of the five major Buddhist Festivals in Thailand and it is also a National Holiday. The Buddhist Festival of Makha Bucha is always held on the full moon of the 3rd Lunar Month which usually falls towards the end [Read More…]

Chiang Mai - Rose of the North

Chiang Mai, Thailand’s 2nd largest city, is known as “The Rose of the North”. With a population of over 200,000, Chiang Mai is a modern vibrant city with an International airport but still retains the culture, art and architecture from the days when Chiang Mai was the Capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lanna. Today, [Read More…]

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