Temple Hopping: The Random Temples of Chiang Mai

The compact nature of Chiang Mai results in their being a temple of some kind behind every corner.  In addition to Wat Phra Sing and Wat Chedi Luang, I visited (sometimes stumbled into) eight other temples in Chiang Mai.   And that isn’t all of them folks, there are more.

Photo Diary: The Random Temples of Chiang Mai

Wat Puak Hong

The first one I came across was Wat Puak Hong.  There was an incredibly jovial and friendly monk sitting outside of the temple greeting all visitors.   We had a lovely conversation about Toronto and he gave me a fruit cake.


Wat Phan Tao

Wat Phan Tao had a fascinating wooden temple and an outdoor courtyard where the preparations for Makha Bucha Day were under way.  I visited the temple at night again to see what the celebration would look like.


Wat Pan Ping

Wat Pan Ping is a small temple with a large and ornate wat, which I came across on my second day in Chiang Mai.


Wat Umong Mahathera Chan

Another small wooden temple, with ancient stupas and a water well where women could not enter.  I have no idea why as there was no one around to ask, but it was interesting to see that.


Wat Phan On

Has a stately chedi, is fringed by gilded Buddhas, but I found the details of the wat the most fascinating.


Next, Chiang Mai’s Saturday Night Market and Makha Bucha Day.


5 thoughts on “Temple Hopping: The Random Temples of Chiang Mai

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