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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this temple several times during my Chiang Mai stay as it is one of the most beautiful (the golden elephant sculpture is incredible). It is free entry (donations requested) and a lot quieter than most of the other temples - serene. If you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank neilhassall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the three main temples in the old city and I highly recommend it, it is gorgeous. It is located not very far from the other temples (walkable distance) and is very close to shops and restaurants as well, which is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 389remys
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the top 3 temples within the old city area. Other than Wat Phra Singh & Wat Cheri Luang, the stunning elephant statues gave you a perfect look on the craft of the Thai people. Easy to find and around the area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank monchichi1818
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice peaceful grounds, great large stone elephants abound. Notes about the importance of elephants. Educational. Worth the trip, located inside the old city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carolkSanFrancisco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the Lanna temples within old city wall. Well preserved and maintained. Elephant statues in the main wall supporting gold chedi top, very unique. It's not a big complex, it's worth a visit since we were already in city wall area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bobbysumarkho
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wat Chiang Man Wat Chiang Man is the most beautiful and oldest temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand, having been constructed in 1296 with the foundation of the city itself. It is located in north east corner of the old walled city, about 200 meters from...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The temple and surroundings are beautiful. The temple is very old. The architecture on the temple is very detailed and hard to believe it’s age. The carved elephants are so well located and breathtaking to imagine them being carved so many hundreds of years ago....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lynn N
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This is a little walk from Jok Somphet. We really enjoyed the beautifully carved Elephant Chedi. Did not count but there are said to be 15 of these almost live sized carvings - which is the main attraction. Definitely a place to visit when in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Wat Chiang Man is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai and goes all the way to the founding of the city in 1296, the first temple of the new city of Chiang Mai. The oldest structure is the chedi surrounded by elephants that seem to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank russypooh
Reviewed 24 October 2018

It amazes me to see something that was built by hand so long ago by skilled craftsmen and is still so unique and well preserved. The elephant carvings are quite amazing. And so much gold!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Maria A
16 July 2018|
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. ;-(.