Friday, April 30, 2010

Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai Thailand

After picking up my bus tickets to Chiang Rai at the station, I had the songthaew driver drop me off at one of the 300 Buddhist temples located within metropolitan Chiang Mai. Wat Chiang Man is the oldest temple in the city, dating back to the 13th century. It houses two important Buddha figures, one made out of marble and the other out of crystal. Outside the main structure with its teak interior columns and serpentine stair railings was the chedi, from which elephant heads protruded.

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