Wat Chiang ManCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 204/5 Ratpakinai Road, Si Phum, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Know as Chiang Mai's oldest temple, Wat Chiang Man used to be the residence of King Mengrai. It is located inside the walled city on Rachakinai Road. King Mangrai allegedly lived here while the new city of Chiang Mai was being constructed.
Enshrined in Wat Chiang Man is a tiny crystal Buddha called Phra Setang- Kamanee. It is thought to have the power to bring rain. Another image, called Phra Silakao, reflects the fine workmanship of Indian craftsmen from hundreds of years ago. The pagoda has rows of elephant buttresses at its base.
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- Free bird Cafe
- Thai Thai kitchen
- Rider’s corner Bar and restaurant
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93.72% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Wat Chiang Man in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
55.77% of people start their Wat Chiang Man visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Wat Chiang Man
77.02% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Chiang Man
Wat Chiang Mai is Chiang Mai's oldest temple. The temple is famous for its Lanna style chedi supported by rows of elephants that seems to emerge from it. Great photo opportunities. Its rarely busy, so it's quiet and serene and so will definitely get a more authentic temple visit. The grounds is well kept, there is a pond area where so you sit, relax and just reflect in.
Very good maintained temple. I love the amazing flooring of the main building. They are handmade ceramic tiles. Each tile is different from other ones .So that they look very natural and especially make your barefeet cool. That why come in inside without shoes.
Here you can find the old Temple of Budha. On the Mountains it is said that they have burried the bones of Budha too. It is a very sacred place. You will find Huge structures and many people worshipping.
Good fibe. Plus for chedi not painted entirely white or gold.
Oldest temple in Chiang Mai. Nice architecture and many motives from the Suttas on the walls in the little hall. Especially liked the chedi with the elephants. Also had nice benches in that area where I relaxed in the shade. Worth the visit. The only thing I didn’t like was the ladies selling birds to be freed for good luck. If no one had caught them they wouldn’t have to be freed.