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Located next to the superhighway just east of maya, there are large shaded areas with shrines, two large temples,(one quite old), and it attracts art classes from Chiang Mai University. Parking is available.
This is a large temple complex with beautiful carvings and statues. It is in a garden like setting which is very serene. It is modeled after the Mahabodhi Temple of Bodh Gaya in northern India, the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, attained enlightenment.
The chedi has seven spires which is quite unusual although it is in a state of mild disrepair. Besides the historical significance of these temple complex the other main draw is its peaceful and serene grounds. When I visited in late afternoon there were just...More
Need to take a tuk tuk to get there as it’s a bit out of the city, but it’s lovely and quite different to the others. Very peaceful, we were the only tourist there and got to see some local children in traditional dress.
Consists of several temples & shrines, the most unique one is the snake temple with Indian influence. Many people come to pray as it's the full moon day of Lunar calender. It's pleasant to stroll around before noon as the wind was still bit cooler.
This is really one of the best temple complexes in the Chiang Mai area. It's a bit further out than most of the other temples, but that means fewer tourists, which is a good thing.
This isn't a single temple, but rather, a complex and...More
My friend and I met a driver when we were at a temple in the Old City, who offered to drive us round half a dozen places or so for something stupid like 200 tbh. I'd had a similar experience in Phuket a few years...More
Lying northwest of the city center, on the other side of the super highway, Wat Jed Yod dates its construction to the Kingdom of Lanna’s Golden Age. King Tilokaraj ordered it built to be the venue for the 8th World Buddhist Council in 1477. The...More