Tuesday, 14 September 2010


Everybody who visits Chiang Mai gets bussed to the temple of Doi Suthep.But there's lots more worthwhile wats to visit in Thailand's old northern capital. There are over a thousand temples here, but time only permitted us to visit six of the best.

Wat Phra Singh is probably
the temple one should not miss.

Wat Phra Singh's classical
example of Lanna architecture.

The raised library
of Wat Phra Singh.

Wat Chedi Luang is famous
for its ruined massive chedi.

Reclining Buddha at Wat Chedi Luang.

Wat Chiang Man is
Chiang Mai's oldest temple.
The chedi of Wat Chiang Man.

Panorama of Wat Suan Dok,
outside of the Chaing Mai city wall.

Reliquaries of past kings
at Wat Suan Dok.

The anorexic monk of
Wat Umong, a forested temple.

Panorama of Wat Ched Yot,
famed for its unusual 7-spired chedi.

The grounds of Wat Ched Yot.

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