The city’s oldest temple, Wat Chiang Man, was established by Chiang Mai’s founder Phaya Mengrai in 1296. While not as photogenic as the other temples mentioned above, it houses two ancient Buddha images that are said to be almost 2,000 years old.
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While a popular tourist attraction in Chiang Mai, Wat Phra Singh is first and foremost a sacred and religious site, and must be treated with respect.
It is advisable to wear clothing that covers the legs, shoulders, and feet as Thai temples generally have a strict dress code