Wat Chiang Man
The city’s oldest temple, Wat Chiang Man, was established by Chiang Mai’s founder Phaya Mengrai in 1296
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.
Good to know
- 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. People who do not follow the dress code may be denied entrance.
- Refrain from conversing with the monks, as it may distract them from their meditation.
- Entrance fee: Free
- Operating hours: 6:00am to 5:00pm
How to get there
You can find Wat Chiang Man on Ratchaphakhinai Road, near the intersection between Sri Phum Road, which is just inside the moat along the north wall of the old city. A landmark you can look out for is the Thai Airways office on Phrapokklao Road. Just walk down the small street next to the office, turn left at the next main street, and the temple should be on your left.
Address: 270 Ratchapakhinai Rd, Thesaban Nakhon Chiang Mai, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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