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
Wat Chiang Man - Review
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.
How To reach Wat Chiang Man by Public Transport
- Tuk-tuk or a rented bicycle.
Restaurants Near Wat Chiang Man
- Free bird Cafe
- Thai Thai kitchen
- Rider’s corner Bar and restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wat Chiang Man
93.81% 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 Man Trips
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Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai Reviews
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.
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.
It is the very first temple built in 1296, before Chiang Mai was built. The king lived in this place while the capital was being built. In addition to its historical value, the monastery is famous for its tower, resting on elephants and a large chedi, in which there are many old Buddha statues.
I really like this temple, out of all the other temples I've visited in the old city. It's clean and refined, and has a certain calm to it. The elephant engravings on the tomb at the back of the temple, as well as the smaller temple on the right side, are both equally worth spending some time in. After this, you can always do a small walking tour around, visiting the other sights and sounds along the way.
Extravagant and humble, all the elephants beautifully carved out. The tower is breath-taking! There are two temples here with ancient golden buddhist statues inside. It's peaceful and hardly any tourists because this is a bit far to walk to. Beware of the people selling birds for release! It's illegal and isn't religious at all!!