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Wat Bupharam

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Address: Thaphae Road, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Ornate carvings on this one

There are so many temples that are similar, but this one is different because it is built primarily of teak. It is covered in ornate carvings and beautiful paintings. Really... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite in CM. We visited a number of other temples in town but thought this was the best. The detail in the carvings, mosaics and murals were amazing. When we were there there was only one other couple. Also known as the Donald Duck temple because of the small figure in the front garden. See photo. The price was... More 

Thank Douglas N
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Little temple. 20 Bath per person for foreigners. Quiet temple. Good to visit when you have still some time.

Thank JennekeBelgium
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

There are so many temples that are similar, but this one is different because it is built primarily of teak. It is covered in ornate carvings and beautiful paintings. Really something to see. In the garden are statues and figurines which are interesting as well. Worth a visit.

Thank igolfCA
Richmond, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The main hall is quite beautiful and the grounds worth looking around. But the real draw at this temple is the totally incongruous Donald Duck statue on the lawn of the main hall. Apparently, one of the temples supporters is a big Disney fan. Visit for the phot op alone.

Thank gdub2019
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Walked past this on our way to night bazaar. And bizarrely on the temple grounds there is a statue of Donald Duck. Quite unique

Thank arsynnest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This little temple made me smile. The gardens have a variety of figurines and they're all different including a Donald Duck eating noodles! The temple is pretty and very serene.

Thank Solo_Carol
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a small, but stunningly beautiful, temple. Fabulous carvings and murals. Wat mainly made of wood. Normally not many visitors, although the potential is there for a horde of Chinese tourists to show up unexpectedly at any time.

1 Thank Raintree_Thailand
Hefei, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I stumbled upon this place accidentally. What a nice little temple. Very quiet and peaceful, as you'd hope, except after a while a big tour of Chinese came tearing through taking photos without stopping. Still, the old carvings are beautiful.

2 Thank dswills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Chiangmai has a lot of famous temples (Wat). This is just one of the many. Although it is also know for her age since 1497 King Muamg Kaew, the recent popularity came from the Chinese Movie Lost in Thailand, the historic success in Chinese Movies with over 1.264billion yuan domestic ticket value. This Temple is completely built of wood logs... More 

1 Thank Byng C
Flint, Texas
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Another interesting Wat we found while wandering! It's amazing that each Wat is different. It's on a busy road but is peaceful.

Thank LarRanTravels

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