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Thailand Trip October 24 Chiang Mai


Brief Introduction
From Jakarta I took Flight to Bangkok from there I took another flight to Chiang Mai.Chiang Mai is the biggest city in north of Thailand and close with Myanmar and Laos border.This city also known as New City in Thailand Language. The great King Meng Rai from Lanna kingdom built this city on April 12, 1296 so this city has age more than 700 years. Chiang Mai become the capital of Lanna kingdom and Buddha centre in north of Thailand

Places Of Interest
1.Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
This temple is located in city centre and easy to rech.the construction of this temple was began at 14th century When King King Saen Muang Ma wanted to bury his father ashes.beause of politic condition this temple finished in the midth of 15th century. When the Temple was finsished it had 82 m high and had a base diameter of 54 m very big and tall for that time. Thare are some buildings in this complex the importanta are the The Wat Chedi Lang Temple in the middle of the complex,the building where Buddha Statues displayed and the city pillar

2.Wat Pan Tao
Wat Pan Tao

From Wat Chedi Luang I walked to Wat pan Tao if Wat chedi Luang was made from red brick Wat Pan tao is made from Teak wood.not many temples in Thailand are made from Wood. because of the close location some historian belive Wat Pan tao was used to as site for casting Buddha Image for Wat Chedi Luang. This building was built first as Royal Palace for Chiang Mai Ruler later converted into Monastry if we careful we will see the carving of peacock above  Temple entrance door.

3.Wat Phra singh
Wat Phra Singh )
The last Temple I visited for this day Is wat Phra Singh this temple is important because it is one of Royal Temple.King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII), the older brother of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), the king gave the temple this status 1n 1935. This Temple is housed the Statue Phra Buddha Sihing an important statue which believed it brought from Mahabodhi Temple of Bodh Gaya in India.in other word name of the temple come from the Buddha statue which enshrine here. This temple was built in 1345 by King Phyau the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty when he built a chedi to house the ashes of his father King Kham Fu. The most visit building in this temple are Wihan Lai Kham to house the Phra Buddha Singh statue in left and right side of wall there are murals which tells the history of Songthong and Suwanna Hongse Ubosot there are two entrances south entrances for Monks and north for nuns Ho Trai this is temple library

4.Kantoke Dinner
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tourist who want to taste Northern Thai cuisine and seeing the performance of Northern Thailand Culture can take Khantoke dinner Northern Thai dishes like Gaeng Hang Lay, a gingery pork curry; the chili-tomato-minced pork dip called Naam Prik Ong, and the crunchy pieces of pork scratching  or Kaeb Moo, for dipping into the rich gravy. for dances usuallyfrom Ethnic tribe like Karen, Hmong, Lahu, Akha, Mien and Lisu there many restaurants and hotel in Chiang Mai who have Khantoke dinner when at Chiang Mai I take The Old Chiangmai Cultural Center Location: 185/3 Wualai Road, Chiangmai 50100 North of Airport Plaza. or the beginning of Chiangmai-Hang Dong Road. Tel: (66 53) 275 097, 274 540, 202 993-5  Fax: (66 53) 274 094 Business Hours : 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm DAILY.

Sabuy Guest House 6/4 Soi 8,Phra Pok Kloa rd,T.Phra Singha,A.Muang,Old City,Chiang Mai,Thailand 50200
Phone : +66812082913