Thailand, Chiang Mai Guide (B): Golden Temples of Chiang Mai, Thailand
For us, westerners, seeing golden temples of Chiang Mai merging with the everyday life in Thailand is something incredible. Shiny roofs, bright façade colours and detailed ornaments never fail to impress. And even when you think you’ve seen it all, the extraordinary temples will still draw your unappreciative eye and lure you in through the gate promising something unseen.
There are a lot of things that you can do in Chiang Mai, but if you want a chilled day, make your way to the gated old town to feast your eyes on gorgeous northern Thai architecture. You can select temples you want to visit beforehand, or simply pop into most of the temples of Chiang Mai along the road, like we did.
Wat Fon Soi was the first temple we visited. I was drawn by its roof peaking through the pretty gate. It’s a small temple, but its exterior kept me captivated for a while. I loved the hundreds of thousands of sparkly details encrusted into the the red walls which created a perfect backdrop for all the golden decorations. Despite being by the main road, it felt peaceful once on the grounds of the temple. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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