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Wat Doi Kham

Wat Phrathat Doi Kham, the Temple of the Golden Mountain, is a beautiful Thai Wat with a spectacular view over the city of Chiang Mai. Wat Phrathat Doi Kham is an older Temples than Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai’s best known Thai Temple. Built over 1300 years ago, Wat Phrathat Doi Kham eventually became
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This Thai Wat, Wat Umong Suan Puthatham, more commonly referred to as Wat Umong, is a 700 year old forest Temple on Suthep Road in Chiang Mai. Whilst there are several legends concerning the building of Wat Umong, its true origins are unknown. Within a relatively short time after the construction of Wat Umong, it
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Wat Phrathat Sri Chom Tong is one of the most important Thai Temples in Northern Thailand. This Thai Wat is believed to contain a holy Buddha relic which is kept in a Golden Chedi. The Golden Chedi at Wat Phrathat Sri Chom Tong dates back to 1452 but the present Viharn was constructed during the
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Wat Ban Den is an amazingly attractive and unusual Thai Temple. In 1988 the new Abbot of Wat Ban Den set out to create the most beautiful Thai Temple in the area. The Abbot, known as Kruba Tuang, inherited a Temple in poor condition and managed to raise funds of several million Baht to rebuild Wat Ban Den. The main Temple building is built with teakwood and granite tiles and is in the Lanna Style and there are many examples of exquisite teakwood carving to be seen.

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The Thai Wat, Wat Jed Yod, the Temple of the 7 Spires, in Chiang Mai dates back to the 15th Century. This Thai Wat is one of the oldest in Chiang Mai. King Tilokarat built Wat Jed Yod for Phra Uthamapanya Mahathera, a revered Monk. Located on the Chiang Mai – Lampang superhighway, Wat Jed
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