Thailand, Chiang Mai Guide (B): Temple Tour Chiang Mai

Temple Tour Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai seems to have a temple or wat around every corner, probably because there are over 300 there. No other province in Thailand has as many as Chiang Mai, so how do you choose which ones to visit?

How about we help you!

We love visiting Temples and often take our time wandering around taking a plethora of photographs from every angle. The myths which form their historical importance and significance are fascinating plus, we just love looking at Buddha statues which come in a huge range of sizes, colours and materials… mainly gold!

When we were in Chiang Mai, we naturally did the Old City Temple Tour however we also ventured just a little further… but which ones do we recommend?

Temple Etiquette

First, I must start with Temple etiquette as this is extremely important.

When visiting Temples, you are reminded to be respectful of the Monks’ religion, beliefs and way of life. As tourists, we should remember that we are visitors and must dress and act in a way that does not offend. Sadly, most of my time visiting Temples meant my head was filled with thoughts of annoyance looking at others who walked around in tiny shorts, small vests or see-through tops with plenty of flesh on display. A Temple is not a place to show off your body, it is a place of worship and if you visit, please treat it with respect. If you are hot and wear less clothes on holiday, when visiting Temples please just carry a sarong with you so you can cover up for those small ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: Temple Tour Chiang Mai
Guide Location: Thailand » Chiang Mai
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Wat Phra Singh   Wat Tung Yu   Wat Phan Tao   Wat Inthakhin Saduemuang   Wat Chiang Man   Wat Jed Yod   Wat Suan Dok   Wat Phra That Doi Suthep  
Author: Angie Briggs
Read it on author's website: http://www.feetdotravel.com/the-blog/temple-tour-chiang-mai