Category Archives: Temples

In Photos: Wat Montien

A short photo tour of Wat Montien – a beautiful Lanna Thai temple located within the old city walls of Chiang Mai, on the northern corner.

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Enchanting Elephants at Wat Pha Lat

About half way up Doi Suthep mountain,  just west of Chiang Mai, is a serene temple built on top of a sloping rock surrounded by trickling streams and waterfalls called Wat Pha Lat. Amongst the various temple buildings is lush … Continue reading

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Wat Ket Temple and Museum

Wat Ket is located directly across the Ping River from the Flower Market in Chiang Mai’s central market area. A small walking bridge across the river makes easy access to this peaceful and atmospheric ancient temple. The date of its … Continue reading

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Waterfalls, Lakes and Cannonball Trees at Phayao

Continuing our journey from Chiang Mai through Chiang Rai  after our visit to the Baan Koh temple in the northern part of Lampang, we now head for the small northern Thai province of  Phayao.

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Fanciful temple murals: Folk Art in northern Thailand

Whenever I’m in northern Thailand, I always drop everything I was planning to do when my dear friend, Vithi, rings up and asks me to join him on an excursion because it’s usually an interesting adventure, lots of fun (in … Continue reading

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Wat Xieng Thong: The jewel in the crown of Lao temples

Renowned for its colourful ornate glass mosaics, guilded teakwood panels and low sweeping tiered roof lines, Wat Xieng Thong is the temple highlight of Luang Prabang. Its name means Monastery of the Golden City.  Located in a tranquil garden setting … Continue reading

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Wat Phra Yuen at Lamphun

Wat Phra Yuen, located 1 km. east across the bridge over the Kuang River in front of Wat Phrathat Haripunchai,  is one of oldest temples in Northern Thailand.  Lamphun (formerly Haripunchai) is amongst the oldest cities in Thailand and predates … Continue reading

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