Round the World, Travel

Wat’s Up

November 6, 2010

Chiang Mai is known for its temples, or wats.  There are quite a lot of them, especially in the Old City, where I spent the first day.  You can rarely walk very far without seeing one, and they are beautiful.  You are required to remove your shoes before entering them.  There are also many monks in Chiang Mai, much more than in Bangkok.   The Old City is very walkable, although it’s still easy to get lost on all the little back roads if you make a wrong turn.  Crossing streets is an adventure.   And if you take out a map, about 50 tuk tuk drivers will descend upon you asking if you need a taxi.

Wat Chedi Luang constructed in 14th century

Reclining Buddha

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  • Reply Martha November 6, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Love the roofs of the temples! Beautiful.

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