This temple is built on what were once a 14th-century monarch's gardens. The grounds today play host to a Buddhist ... More
Wat Suan Dok
This temple is built on what were once a 14th-century monarch's gardens. The grounds today play host to a Buddhist university, and make a popular spot for photographers, especially during sunset. Some of the temple's chedis (spires) contain ashes of Chiang Mai's royal family. Also, one can see half of a holy Buddhist relic brought from Sukothai in 1371, which unfortunately split into two upon arrival in Chiang Mai. The other half is buried at Doi Suthep. A 500-year-old bronze Buddha image, one of the largest in northern Thailand, is also housed here, in the small hall at the back of the compound.
The Meo or Hmong tribal people live in homes that are constructed with the floor slightly raised for storing food
supplies or keeping animals beneath. The Meo people are intelligent, independent and very patient. Usually clad in blue, black ...
This is a beautiful temple with an interesting history. In the 16th Century, an earthquake partially destroyed the chedi (spire)
at the top. It was partially reconstructed in 1992, but ever since only the 60 meter high (197 feet) ...
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