Holidays in Thailand: The must-see temples of Chiang Mai

Un stay Thailand wouldn't be perfect without a trip to Chiang Mai. This city is famous for its 300 temples, 121 of which are located within the boundaries of the old city.

Three of these temples are not to be missed, namely, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Phra Sing.

The latter has been considered one of the most beautiful sanctuaries in the province. It was built to 1345 and is home toLai Kham.

It is a chapel built in the classical Northern style, that is to say, with beautiful wood carvings, murals and sacred writings.

Inside, the globe-trotters will find a statue of the reclining Phra Singh Buddha where one can gather and pray.

Wat Chedi Luang: Unmissable Tourist Destination

While staying in Chiang Mai, vacationers will not forget to visit Wat Chedi Luang. This site is a huge 85m high Chedi that once housed the Emerald Buddha.

It was once destroyed by an 1545 earthquake. Many renovations were carried out, but did not allow to recover the initial aspect of the arrow.

On the spot, the backpackers will be speechless in front of the architectural beauty of the Chedi. This building is supported by six carved elephants on the south side.

It also has a staircase made up of 300 dragon-shaped (naga) steps leading to the temple. For people with reduced mobility, a funicular is available and leads to the top.