Thursday, June 11, 2009
Day 4, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai has over 300 Buddhist temples (called "wat" in Thai). These include:
Wat Phra Singh: located within the city walls, dates from 1345 and offers an example of classic northern Thai style architecture. It houses the Phra Singh Buddha, a highly venerated figure, transferred here many years ago from Chiang Rai. This temple is one of the most important temples in the city.