The Old City

Covering roughly 2½ square km (1 square mile) and crisscrossed by winding lanes Chiang Mai's Old City is bounded by remains of the original city wall and a wide, water-filled moat.

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Wat Phra Singh

Chiang Mai's principal monastery was extensively renovated in 2006. In the western section of the Old City, the beautifully decorated…

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Wat Chedi Luang

In 1411 King Saen Muang Ma ordered his workers to build a chedi "as high as a dove could fly."…

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Wat Chiang Man

Chiang Mai's oldest monastery, dating from 1296, is typical of northern Thai architecture. It has massive teak pillars inside the…

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