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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful temple with wonderful carvings. The temple is open and inviting with monks practicing daily. Be sure not to disrupt the monks.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Definitely worth a visit, because of the temple’s age and importance. Easily accessible from anywhere in the historic city.

Thank dshepard562
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Of course, nice temples are a dime a dozen in Chiang Mai. Still, if you get a chance it's a nice place to walk through. Check out the amazing 700-year-old chedi surrounded with elephants, that's what sets Chiang Man apart from the others.

Thank Lindy020
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Quiet grounds, ancient-looking elephant sculputured structure, great photo-op. Nice place to hang for a while. Beautiful lotus blossoms in large planters also make for great photo op. Sculpted elephant-shaped bushes. Park bench. Very relaxing.

Thank allspice68
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The elephants pagoda is interesting and unique - the temple itself was nice as well, worth adding to a day trip around town - you can cover it easily in an hour

Thank Yuval W
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Had the temple to myself at 6 a.m. Very meditative to be there alone with the many elephants at the shrine looking down on me.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This place is distinguished by the structure with lots of elephants on the ground of the stupa, very impressive building and also there are smaller temple pavilions around.

Thank cirque
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I was told by my tour guide that this is oldest temple in the city built probably in 13th century. The architecture of the building was worth admiring. The temple seemed to be maintained very well. In comparison to the other temples this one stands...More

Thank nkTravellingSoul
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Wat Chiang Man (Thai: วัดเชียงมั่น) is the oldest Buddhist temple inside the old city. Although construction was ordered by King Mangrai in the late 1200's in his "new" capital city, more buildings were added in later centuries so the temple complex reflects various architectural styles...More

Thank hrs314
Reviewed 4 July 2018

this one should be on your list among many beautiful temples in chiang Mai. Well preserved artifact.

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Response from Steve B |
Ok, I got to the Wat Chiang Man at 6 a.m. Had it to myself. ;-). But did have to contend with a barking big brown dog who disliked my presence. ;-(.
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