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Wat Gate Museum - Wat Sakas Museum


Wat Gate Museum, is actually more properly called, Wat Sakas Museum located in Chiang Mai is ta cute local museum which has a massed an eclectic collection of of Lanna historical artifacts and textiles and well honestly a lot of nick knacks people didn't know what to do with. But never the less it is well worth the visit.

It has a collection of historical photographs that really does show how the Chiang Mai culture was and how the place has grown over the last century. It is located on the grounds of "Wat Ket Karam" also know as "Wat Gate". The temple has been around about 582 years give or take.

The old Siamese "White Elephant" flag is often mentioned as the most interesting item but I think the photos are more revealing of our past culture. The museum itself shows our relaxed and well maybe short sighted view of the future.

It is located on the grounds of; "Wat Ket Karam" also know as "Wat Gate" the Museum is open daily from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m

To get there go over the Thaphae road bridge turn left on Charoenrat road and past the Isuzu dealer and just before the Siri Guru Singh Sabha Chiengmai on the right side (not river side) there is a back entrance where you can park you bike or even a car.

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Silver Museum

Chiang Mai now has a Silver Museum at Wat Muen San just off  Wualai road (the silversmith road). It is the temple on the east side of the road at the cow statues go down the angled soi that lead to the temple. (if you face the cows it will be slightly to the left and behind the) This formally private collection was donated to the Wat Muen San temple, by a local Chiang Mai family of silver retailers, it was an old family collection, but sadly their son has past on, and having no other children they decided to donate it for all to enjoy.

The pieces are some of the best handmade silver ware to be found in the whole of Thailand in one place. Photos will be coming...ASAP

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       ited in mid-town, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai was built during the reign of King Arthitayarat, a descendant of Queen Chamthewi some 800 years ago.A principal landmark is the 46-metre tall golden Chedi which contains a hair of the Lord Buddha, having nine-tiered umbrella, made of gold weighing approximately 6,498.75 grams...

Chiang Rai

      on the bank of the Kok River within town area, contains what is believed to be the oldest Holy Relic even before King Mengrai built Chiang Rai. Doi Chom Thong has been a sacred site for aextremely long time. The site was surely reverenced as the home of local spirits before Buddhism arrived in the area.

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