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…]

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…]

Wat Phra Singh - Chiang Mai - Buddhist Temple

Located within the city walls, the Buddhist Temple, Wat Phra Singh (Temple of the Lion Buddha), is one of the most important Chiang Mai Temples. The Chedi was built in 1345 by King Pha Yu of the Mengrai Dynasty to enshrine the ashes of his father but most of the other buildings are more modern. [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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