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Address: Thapae Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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This smaller temple is easy to walk past, but the grounds are very serene and the main hall worth a look. If you are making your way down Tha Phae road stop in.

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Richmond, California
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you are looking for a truly spiratual experience in Chiang Mai ,Monk Neang at Wat Mahawan is trained to do Satyant blessed tattoos for lay people. I met Neang last year and he has done some pieces for me which were professional ( he uses only machine needles which provide a cleaner, crisper , longer lasting tattoo in my... More 

Thank Leeferry
Richmond, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This smaller temple is easy to walk past, but the grounds are very serene and the main hall worth a look. If you are making your way down Tha Phae road stop in.

Thank gdub2019
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

It is nearly impossible to miss this spot at Chiang Mai the Thapae road is one of the most easiest ways to go to bustsation . surely try to stop and have a short visit at the temple , beautiful golden Chedi

Thank Vanwelde B
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 862 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The most striking thing of this temple is the degree of carving and detail of the door and gable-end of the temple. Worth a quick look, even if not always unlocked. There are now lots of commercial activities in the temple grounds (e.g., massage, coffee shop, tourist trinkets shops, etc.).

Thank Raintree_Thailand
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This temple has one of the more impressive chedi with square three layered base with bell shaped top half and gold pinnacle. Also interesting is the entrance to the viharn which together with the gable end is highly decorated. There is also a good library and many fine Buddha images in the courtyard. Unfortunately all the buildings were closed when... More 

Thank Nomadman411978
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Only small, but very pretty. I didn't spend more than a few minutes strolling around and taking photos. Absolutely nobody else around, which was almost eerie. Well worth popping in if you're passing by.

Thank Swebbatron
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Lovely temple typical Northern Thai style architect. Location between night market in Taipei Gate Chiang Mai.

Thank Orissa Y
Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Something about this unassuming temple really appeals to me. From the intricately carved timber front, to the ornate chedi and the glittering silver tungs. We always stay at a hotel nearby so every time we pass I love to stop by and soak up the peacefulness. On my last visit there was a lady with birds in tiny cages with... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Located near the Thae Phae Gate and Wat Bupharam, this wat can be jointly visited with these 2 attractions. The color of the chedi is white, while most temples I had visited in Chiangmai have gold color or brown color of the Lanna Style. I briefly visited the pagoda, took pictures, then proceeded with my walk to the Wat Bupharam.

Thank LolaGo1
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

There are so many temples to see in this area. But it's still nice to wander around and see how they differ. This one advertised a massage area but it was closed when we were there. (It was late at night) There were several food vendors just outside so you can grab a snack or bottle of water.

Thank Jen78703

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