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Wat Ming Mueang Temple

Very beautiful 700 year old temple, built in the reign of King Mengrai the Great (1239-1311) and... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
Patrick D
Warsaw, Poland
Typical Old temple in Chiang Rai

One of oldest temples in Chaing Rai, architecturally talking is just another temple to see, but... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2017
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Another Wat around the city center neighbourhood. Can visit for some queit time if around the city center.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank prasey
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Very beautiful 700 year old temple, built in the reign of King Mengrai the Great (1239-1311) and was called until 1970 Wat Chang Moop - "Temple of the Crouching Elephant" ... .. In 1970, it was renamed Wat Ming Muang, meaning the Auspicious Temple of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

The exterior is lavishly decorated. We also bumped into a couple taking wedding photos in the afternoon. Overall, it's not a great deal but worth a quick look in if you are nearby and has nothing on hand. The tour should not take more than...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

One of oldest temples in Chaing Rai, architecturally talking is just another temple to see, but historically and culturally is one of the richest temples around

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Just a cm smaller than the original residing in Bangkok. Temple is over 700 years old . Architecture is magnificent. Artwork on walls beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank DeaconCanada
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Over 400 years valuable history of this temple in the heart of city of Chiang Rai. Architectural design reflect a real Lanna cultural style. Don’t forget to walk to the back area to pay respect the white temple. There is no parking area in the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Amornpan S
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately when I visited the complex was undergoing renovation, so the furnishing of the halls was not installed and flooring was under repair. Even if not in ideal conditions be visited, I have to say this temple stands out as something unique in Chiang Rai;...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mirko G
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This temple was was built by, initiated by King Meng rais mother. King Meng Rai was the one that started Chiang Rai city. There are many interesting paintings inside the temple and as many temples, it is a little bit different.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Sven J
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Nothing special since it was under the huge reconstruction but can see many local people were visiting for the religious purpose. My kids are very curious about everything inside the temple and people are nice too.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Anilanikalie
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Wat Ming Muang, is a seven-hundred-year old temple built by King Mengrai the great as a memorial of his mother (it was expected, that the Kings and Lords build temples in memory of their ancestors. Original name of the temple had a meaning: 'The Temple...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank handhungary
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