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Travel Guide > North > Chiang Mai > History and Culture

Temples in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a historically significant part of the kingdom and one of the best places to visit temples.

In Chiang Mai temples have the added advantage of location - often temples are set against a backdrop of mountains and hills and found in swirls of mist or fog. The province hosts a number of important temples. Wat Phra Borommathat Doi Suthep is probably Chiang Mai's most important site for visitors, and certainly its most visible while Wat Chedi Luang once housed the Emerald Buddha - the most revered Buddha image in the Kingdom. There are of course numerous others worthy of a visit.

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If you are in Chiang Mai for a limited amount of time trying visiting some of the province's main temples.


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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is probably Chiang Mai's most important site for visitors, and certainly its most visible. Wat Phra Borommathat Doi Suthep nestles into the side of Doi Suthep some 3,000 fe...
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