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Wat Bupparam

The Wat Bupparam is a famous temple in Chiang Mai. Ornate décor and evident Burmese influences are what set this temple apart from the others.

It’s one of the most frequently visited temples here, found on Thapae Road near the Thapae Gate, which served as the old entrance to the city centre of Chiang Mai.

Wat Buppharam Opening Hours, Prices & Temple Address, Chiang Mai

This temple is important for its historical significance. In the past, Thapae Road was part of the route used by traders when they would arrive at the city. The temple was built in 1497, although the stupa was remodelled in 1958 to reflect true Burmese architecture and included four massive lions found at the base to serve as protection. Thai and Lanna design influences can also be found throughout the temple, such as in the beautiful teak mirror with shimmering mosaic in one of the buildings.

Don’t miss the impressive Buddha statue, which is made of teak as well. Find it at the main temple hall, which has two floors. There are several colourful murals depicting religious art located at the ground floor, which have been drawn by talented Thai artists. Other murals depict Lanna traditions, as there is one practised during each month of the year.

The second floor features murals of Chiang Mai city, with several temples and Buddhist chedis included in the painting; you may even recognize them because they include Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, as well as Wat Suan Dok.

Depending on when you visit Wat Bupparam, you may encounter monks on the first floor who wait for visitors to give blessings, and it is typically expected that visitors make small donations to the temple in exchange. In the garden area, there are small statues that have been given as a donation to the temple.

Address
143 Thapae Rd,
Chang Khlan, Mueang Chiang Mai

Opening Hours
6am - 5pm

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