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Visit Wat Mahathat (Chiang Khan)

Presentation Wat Mahathat

Thai name : วัดมหาธาตุ
My opinion:
Wat Mahathat is the oldest temple in Chiang Khan. Built in the 17th century, it remains some of the original walls of its ordination hall. On the exterior facades you can see erased and discolored murals. This is the real point of interest of this temple that seemed to be renovation last time we came (july 2015). Maybe we will restore it to its former splendor...

At the rear to the right of the ordination hall, there is a small chedi. The visit of Wat Mahathat is very fast.
Chiang Khan
Wat Mahathat Chiang Khan
Wat Mahathat Chiang Khan
Wat Mahathat Chiang Khan

Practical information about Wat Mahathat

No admission fee
Open from 6am to 6 pm

How to get to Wat Mahathat ?

The temple is a few minutes walk from the river front.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Mahathat 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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