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Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Chedi Luang is one of the many Buddhist temples that dot Chiang Mai City, and which seeks to direct devout locals and foreigners to enlightenment.

Chiang Mai Temples

As a very religious Buddhist country, Thailand literally has thousands of temples, with hundreds of them in and around Chiang Mai.

Temples (known as “Wats”) are one of the most popular tourist attractions whilst visiting Chiang Mai, with many temples hundreds of years old.

Top Must See & Best Temples in the Old City Chiang Mai, Thailand Map

The most prominent of all Chiang Mai Temples Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Located at the peak of Mount Suthep, history has it that the temple was built in the 14th century. Look out for the replica of the Emerald Buddha, a statue whose original piece is found in Thailand’s capital.

Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh are two other prominent temples which are located right in the heart of the old city. Both built in the 14th century, these historic temples are a great way to learn more about Buddhism and Thai culture.

If you are interested in heading up to Chiang Rai, no trip would be complete without visiting the famous White Temple known as Wat Rong Khun. This temple was designed and built by artist Chaloemchai Khositphiphat in 1998 and building still continues today.

Wat Suan Dok, Wat Ched Yot and Wat Sri Suphan (silver temple) are just some of the other interesting temples located around Chiang Mai. So click the links below to explore the different temples around Chiang Mai in more detail.

Wat Chedi Luang

Si Phum, Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Luang is one of the many Buddhist temples that dot Chiang Mai City, and which seeks to direct devout locals and foreigners to enlightenment.

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Wat Phra Singh

Si Phum, Chiang Mai

Wat Phra Singh ranks as one of the most revered temples in the northern parts of Thailand. Consequently, it attracts visitors from all over the world.

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Wat Suan Dok

Suthep, Chiang Mai

Wat Suan Dok is believed to have been constructed in the 14th century under the reign of King Keu Na who ruled over the ancient Lanna Kingdom.

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Wat Chiang Man

Si Phum, Chiang Mai

Wat Chiang Man stands out as one of Chiang Mai’s most remarkable temples simply because it is the oldest Wat in the city, yet still stands strong.

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Wat Umong

Suthep, Chiang Mai

Wat Umong, in full, Wat Umong Suan Puthatham, is an old temple nestled in Chiang Mai in the northern parts of Thailand. Locals also refer to it as Oomong.

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Wiang Kum Kam

Tha Wang Tan, Saraphi

Wiang Kum Kam is an ancient settlement of historical importance in Thailand as it is not just a rich archaeological site, but also a popular attraction.

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Wat Phan Tao

Si Phum, Chiang Mai

Wat Pan Tao is a small but very interesting temple, especially for visitors who are thrilled by Thailand’s unique heritage and religious framework.

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Wat Phra That Doi Kham

Suthep, Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Kham is a spectacular temple located on the lush mountain slopes just close to Chiang Mai town. It is a popular tourist attraction too.

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Wat Srisuphan

Hai Ya, Chiang Mai

Wat Sri Suphan, also known as the silver temple, is located close to the Wualai Street Market. This makes it a must-visit tourist attraction in Chiang Mai.

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Wat Lok Molee

Si Phum, Chiang Mai

Wat Lok Molee, also known as Wat Lok Moli, is a temple located in the old Chiang Mai city, just about half a kilometre from the famous Chang Phuak gate.

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Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

Lampang Luang, Ko Kha

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is a temple that was founded in the 13th century and some buildings were constructed in the 15th century. The temple was built in honour of Buddha who it is said visited the site 2,500 years...

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Wat Ram Poeng

Suthep, Chiang Mai

Wat Ram Poeng, also known as Tapotaram, is a meditation retreat for visitors who would like to tap into the power of meditation during their travels.

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Wat Chetawan

Chang Moi, Chiang Mai

Wat Mahawan is a must-visit prime tourist attraction located close to the old walled city of Chiang Mai, right next to the popular Tha Phae Gate.

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Wat Chet Yot

Chang Phueak, Chiang Mai

Wat Chet Yot, also known to the locals as Wat Jed Yod, is a beautiful temple nestled in Chiang Mai’s serene surroundings, and a popular tourist attraction.

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Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong

Ban Luang, Chom Thong

Wat Chom Tong is a beautiful temple nestled about 60kms to the south of Chiang Mai. The temple is also referred to as the Chom Tong Meditation Center.

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Wat Ku Tao

Chang Phueak, Chiang Mai

Wat Ku Tao is an outstanding temple whose ancient roots and rich history make it a treasured travel destination for Thais as well as international tourists.

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Sacred Heart Cathedral

Chang Khlan, Chiang Mai

Sacred Heart Cathedral is a unique attraction in its own right for the simple reason that it is a church nestled in a land where Buddhism is predominant.

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