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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Terrible, terrible location!

While looking for the Wat Phra Kaeo, I passed by this temple. What shocked me is what appeared to be lack of respect for the wat. There are vendors selling fruits and vegetables... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 March 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

While looking for the Wat Phra Kaeo, I passed by this temple. What shocked me is what appeared to be lack of respect for the wat. There are vendors selling fruits and vegetables along the street leading to this wat. The area directly in front of it is used for parking the motor cycles. There is very little space between... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

As I said in the title, you will find this temple worthy of a photo visit. It is very easily accessable and well worth a 30 minute visit if you find yourself in Chiang Rai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Beautiful wat, once called the Crouching Elephant Wat, it has elephants everywhere. Smaller than some of the other temples in town, it's a spot of peace in a busy noisy place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

This temple was unique in ways from other temples that we saw throughout Thailand. If in the area, it may be a good photo opportunity to add to your travel pictures.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

It's within walking distance around the city centre. There are other temples and basically they are about the same, in terms of architecture... I would suggest for travelers who have say 5 hours before your bus/plane trip out of Chiangrai. If possible, let the city tour be the last on your itinerary. Have fun.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

We walked around the local market for a long time and had a break with some coconuts on the stairs of this wat. There were plenty of locals also sitting here in the shade. The wat it self is not the best in town - however sitting in the stairs you see all the local shoppers buying their stuff and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this Wat as we left the market. Very under whelming. We were the only ones there and with good reason

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

Located near the market of Chiang Rai, this temple is realy frequented by locals. On the roof inside you can see traditional lana writing. Outside, I found the big smiling buddha in chinese style realy funny... But the temple seems more to be a place for motorbike parking than a peacefull spot

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

This is a dominant fat(rotund) Buddha figure which is the equivalent of asian Michelin- Man. Picture opportunities abound here. The hand raised in the Uitarkah Mudra position helps visitors to slowly understand the meaning of all the hand gestures ,in the temples they go to. take special attention to the murals in the wihan depicting mountain scenery,flooding and even pollution.

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