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SACRED SITES IN CHIANG MAI

 

The most revered temple in Chiang Mai is  Wat PhraThat Doi Suthep

The second is Wat Phra Singha Voramahaviharn 

Wat Phra Singha Voramahaviharn, one of the very important temples of Chiang Mai, is built in the Lanna or Northern Thai architectural style. The monastery houses Phra Buddhasihing, a Buddha image deemed to the guardian and protector of the city of Chiang Mai.

NINE SACRED TEMPLES WITH AUSPICIOUS NAMES

In Thai culture, nine is considered to be an auspicious number. All of the temples listed below have auspicious names. It is believed that a merit-making pilgrimage to these nine sacred sites will bring good luck. Individual who complete the journey will earn much merit.

 


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Lamphang

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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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