5 Ancient Temples In Chiang Mai To Put On Your List

Posted: December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Jetset Times

BY LAURA PATERSON

Flickr Adam Baker Chiang mai temple

Photo: Flickr/Adam Baker

Chiang Mai is known for its hundreds of temples and shrines that are scattered throughout the city, in fact there are over 200 temples found in and around the city. After living here for just over half a year, it is safe to say that I have seen enough to last me a lifetime. However, whenever I have visitors from home who would like to see the temples through new eyes, there are a few that I like going back to and exploring with them.

SEE ALSO: Your Complete Guide To Chiang Mai’s Night Markets

I am not much of a fan of the recent Northern Thai temple architecture, which consists of shiny golds and reds and an overbearing reliance on the use of mirrors in the walls. My favorite temples can all be considered ancient, and their grounds are laced with old brickwork and statues…

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