Chiang Mai is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Chiang Mai one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Chiang Mai is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Chiang Mai or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Chiang Mai. Explore the historical monuments of Chiang Mai with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Chiang Mai guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Chiang Mai page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Chiang Mai landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Chiang Mai.
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Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
07:00 am - 05:00 pm
A must see, on any visit to Chiang Mai, is the wondrous and holy temple of Wat Phra That which is located near the top of Doi Suthep (Mount Suthep). Built as a Buddhist monastery in 1383 it is still a working monastery today, this breathtaking architecture, statues, murals and shrines will definitely make you pause and have a better look.
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103 Road King Prajadhipok Phra Singh, Muang District, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
06:00 am - 06:00 pm
Sponsored by the UNESCO for restoration, the Wat Chedi Luang is one place where you have to be when visiting Chiang Mai. The Ruined Lanna-style Chedi dates back to the 15th century and houses a Jade Buddha are picturesque keeps.
Wat Chedi Luang's other prominent attraction is the lak meu·ang (city pillar, believed to house the city's guardia...
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Three kings monument square, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Proudly wearing 14th-century royal garb, the bronze Three Kings Monument commemorates the alliance forged between the three northern Thai-Lao kings (Phaya Ngam Meuang of Phayao, Phaya Mengrai of Chiang Mai and Phaya Khun Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai) in the founding of Chiang Mai. This monument appear in the centre of the square and comes across all t...
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Saraphi district, Chiang Mai
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
An easy trip from the main city will take you to this picturesque-straight-out-of –the-book place. The ruins as well the little village is very charming.
Considered to be the earliest settlements In Chiang Mai, this was also a historical capital of the Lanna dynasty. Flooded and lost due to the change of course of the river Mae Ping, this pla...
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Manee nopparat Soi 2, Si Phum, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
06:00 am - 05:00 pm
Wat Lok Moli is a Buddhist temple situated on the north side of the north moat surrounding the old part of the city, about 400 meters west of the Chang Phuak city gate. Built in the 16th century, the Mengrai royal family maintained the temple and the temple houses the asehs of many of its members.
The brickwork of the large chedi is left mostl...
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11, Chang Phueak, Chiang Mai, 50300, Thailand
06:00 am - 05:00 pm
Dedicated temple-spotters are the prime candidates for Wat Jet Yot. It was built to host the eighth World Buddhist Council in 1477, a momentous occasion for the Lanna capital. To the back of the temple compound are the ruins of the old Wi-hahn, which was supposed to be a replica of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India, but the proportions don't ...