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Visit Wat Buppharam (Chiang Mai)

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Wat Buppharam

Thai name : วัดบุพพาราม

GPS : 18.78807838,98.99848938 (See on the map)
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai


Wat Buppharam is outside the old city walls on Thapae Road, the street in front of the Thapae Gate. It consists in a ubosot, two viharns, a Dhamma hall, a chedi and a holy water shaft. Its chedi was built more than four centuries ago in a Burmese and Mon style. White with a gold covered top, it is guarded by four Singha lions and contains a statue of Buddha on each side. The small Lanna style wihaan with a wooden facade was probably built in the 16th century. The big wihaan is more recent, it was built two centuries ago and contains murals depicting scenes of one of the Jataka tales which are about the previous lives of the Buddha. The main Buddha statue have been cast about 500 years ago.
But despite all its historical elements, people mostly remember this temple for its small statue of Donald eating a bowl of chinese noodles standing outside the main hall.

Practical information about Wat Buppharam

Free admission
Open from 6 AM to PM

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Buppharam is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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