About Wat Chiang ManNothing can enthrall you in Chiang Mai quite like Wat Chiang Man, the oldest temple in the old city. If you are eager to learn about the history of Chiang Mai, this temple is the best place to begin with as its construction dates back to the foundation of the city in 1296.
Constructed in an impressive blend of Sinhalese and Lanna styles of architecture, the temple features some brilliant artworks in the form of the images of Buddha, intricate paintings and wooden carvings. There is also a small wooden building housing a library where some ancient Buddhist scriptures are kept safely.
Location: 171 Ratchapakhinai Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai
Timings: 8 am to 5 pm
Entry Fee: Free