01 How many temples are there in Chiang Mai?
Chiang Mai city has 117 Buddhist temples ("wat" in Thai) in the Muang (city) district. These include: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the city's most famous temple, stands on Doi Suthep, a mountain to the north-west of the city, at an elevation of 1,073 meters. The temple dates from 1383.
scattered throughout the city and surrounding countryside。You could spend your time visiting each one, but your feet may not thank you.Here we choose some of the most worth visitings for you.
02 what is 10 Must-See Temples in Chiang Mai?
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep:You haven't really gone to Chiang Mai unless you've been to Wat Phratat doi suthep.As the most famous of all the wats, this temple sits on Doi Suthep, high above all its competition. The location, which gives visitors a bird's eye view of Chiang Mai, is a peaceful place to spend an hour or two and even has a meditation centre
Wat Chedi Luang:Wat Chedi Luang is a Buddhist temple in the historic centre of Chiang Mai 。This 14th century Temple, where the City Pillar Shrine is located, is famous for its enormous chedi.Wat Chedi Luang was built between the 14th and 15th centuries and at the time would have been the most impressive temple in Chiang Mai.
Wat Phra Singh:Wat Phra Singh is perhaps the second most venerated temple in Chiang Mai after Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Wat Pra Sing is a Buddhist temple located on Thanon Singkhlai in Tambon Wiang, Mueang district, Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand. Wat Pra Sing was built by Pra Chao Maha Proma, c. 1385.
Wat Suan Dok:Built on a former flower garden in 1373,Wat Suan Dok literally means "flower garden temple". The temple named its name from the location where it was built. The temple area was once used as a Royal flower garden by the ruler of Chiang Mai.
Wat Umong:Wat Umong is Chiang Mai's only forest temple. Wat Umong is the most unique and least-visited in Chiang Mai. Tucked away on the western edge of town in the forested mountain foothills, this wat contains a network of centuries-old tunnels still used by Buddhist monks.
Wat Phra That Doi Kham:Temple atop a forested mountain featuring ornate gold carvings & a 17-m. sitting Buddha statue.It is an old temple on top of the hill.Wat Phrathat Doi Kham is a very special retreat place. Famous and popular bouddhist place for local people.
Wat Sri Suphan:It is renowned as the Silver Temple because of its impressive hand crafted silver decoration.This is a stunning and unusual temple in Chiang Mai. The Silver Temple is s actually made of zinc and alloy. Silver is only found at holy images. The architecture is beautiful and usually this place is not crowded.
Wat Chiang Man:Chiang Mai is home to over 300 temples (wats), all of which are distinctly unique and beautiful. Wat Chiang Man is Chiang Mai's oldest temple and is well worth a visit. Read on to find out why!
Wat Lok Molee:Around the area of the city moat of Chiang Mai is where many renowned temples of the city are located.It is the materpiece of Lanna art.in which the place is outstanding in architectural of art that is irresistible for anyone to glance back to its charismatic appearance.
Wat Phan Tao:Wat Phan Tao is one of the oldest temples in the old city of Chiang Mai. Its construction began in the late 14th century. Wat Phan Tao means temple of a Thousand Kilns.Next to the well-known temple of Wat Chedi Luang of Chiang Mai is a small interesting temple called Phan Tao Temple, which means "to increase 1,000 times".
03 What should you pay attention when visit a Thai temple?
9 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Buddhist Temples.
No Short Pants and No Sleeveless Shirts.
Take Off Your Hat and Sunglasses.
Be Respectful When Photographing.
Turn Off Your Phone.
Back Away From The Buddha Statue.
Be Mindful Of Worshipers.
Remove Your Shoes.
Don't Raise Yourself Higher Than Buddha.