Small Chiang Mai Temples

Sep 19, 2014

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Small Chiang Mai temples by ENG

Eat Walk Talk Tour has article has written about Chiang Mai temples before. We are going to talk about Chiang Mai temples again, but focusing on small and unique temple that the tour companies and tourist are overlooked or do not know that those Chiang mai temples was existing there.

It is just a small temples but has a unique design create by local artist in the old day. Eat Walk talk Tour proud to introduce top 5 Chiang mai temples that we love.

 

Wat Lok Moree

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The temple stands peacefully by the Chiang mai city moat. The charming entrance in Lanna style makes this temple outstanding. The architecture is well designed with decoration of mystical being such as Naga, elephant, and Hong. The temple ground is nice and well kept.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”2789″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” image_hovers=”true”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

Wat Srisupan

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The temple becomes a center of Northern Thai to practice and become the silversmith. This is one place which highly concern on social care and support. They joined with other temple to have developed a community awareness support part of which is the rejuvenation of the silver crafting industry.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”2787″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

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Wat Umong

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There is also a meditation centre where laymen person can meditate. The novice monk lives in quarters and there are small houses scattered along the beautiful and the quiet lake area where more senior monks live and practice[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”2785″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

Wat  Ton Kwen

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2784″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” title=”Wat TonKean”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]This temple has an official name as Wat Inthrawat which is in the countryside of Chiang mai. The temple is in classical Lanna style layout. The main hall is called Wiharn decorated with wood craft and surrounded with the gallery hall. The temple was built in 1850 by Thai Lui influential.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”2783″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]The temple is 10 kilometers away from Chiang mai which is located in Ban Ton Kwen in Hang Dong district.

 

Wat Ched Yod (Wat Maha puttaram)

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If you like some of Chiang mai temples above, plan your trip ahead, talk to your tour operator, or your tour guide. I am sure that you will love the place.

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