HomeAsiaSoutheast AsiaThailandChiang Mai Chiang Mai 3-Week Highlights — Old City, Temples & Outskirts By Marcos Detourista on July 27, 2016. IN PHOTOS: Marcos spends three weeks in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He visits grand temples in & beyond the walled city, and makes his way to the massive Mae Ya waterfall in Doi Inthanon National Park. 000-highlights-01000-highlights-02Passing motorcycle disturb a flock of pigeons, a common sight at the numerous open spaces in Chiang Mai.Chiang Mai Gate area, Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai, ThailandFamous landmark found at the center of the old Walled City of Chiang Mai.Three Kings Monument and Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre,The Silver Temple beautifully lit up on the day of the Saturday Night Market.Wat Sri Suphan and Wua Lai (Wui Lai) Night Market, Chiang Mai, TChanced upon a cultural dance presentation in front of Wat Sri Suphan.Wat Sri Suphan and Wua Lai (Wui Lai) Night Market, Chiang Mai, TWat Chedi Luang at Dusk. At the time, I wasn't aware that the Chedi behind the main temple structure present an even more impressive sight.Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, Chiang Mai, ThailandNight Market in front of Wat Phan Tao.Wat Phan Tao, Chiang MaiIntricately carved sculptural design on the facade of Wat Lok Molee.Wat Lok Molee, Chiang Mai, ThailandGiant nagas guarding the 309 steps leading to Wat Doi Suthep.Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, ThailandRow of golden sitting Buddhas at the temple complex of Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Doi SuthepFlames from the row of oil lamps surrounding the base of the central chedi of Wat Doi Suthep.Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, ThailandThe central chedi of Wat Doi Suthep surrounded by other temple structures built in Lanna (Northern Thai) style.Wat Doi SuthepEnchanting view of Wat Pha On at night.Wat Pha On, Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Phan Tao, the most beautiful wooden-built temple in Chiang Mai.Wat Phan Tao, Chiang Mai, ThailandChild playing with the rows of offering bowls inside Wat Phan Tao.Wat Phan Tao, Chiang Mai, ThailandView of the chedi of Wat Chedi Luang from one of the smaller temples.Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Phra Chao Meng Rai, an easily overlooked temple similar to wooden-built Wat Pha On.Wat Phra Chao Meng RaiCharming restaurant hidden inside a lush garden. They served delicious local dishes.Huen Phuen Restaurant, Chiang Mai, ThailandBuddhist monk apprentices and apprentices during a prayer ritual inside Wat Chedi Luang.Monk Apprentices in Wat Chedi LuangIntricately carved and well-preserved giant Naga sculptures at Wat Chedi Luang.Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, ThailandElephant sculptures adoring the base of the chedi of Wat Chiang Man, the oldest temple in the walled city of Chiang Mai.Wat Chiang Man / Wat Chieng Mun, Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Pa Pao, not very popular but an interesting temple to visit.Wat Pa Pao, Chiang Mai, ThailandMan feeding fish at Chiang Mai's city moat.Northeast corner (bastion) of City Wall, Chiang Mai, ThailandBuddhist monk walks past Wat Chedi Luang (temple) in Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Chedi LuangRainy day at Wat Chedi Luang.Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, ThailandGiant trees lining the main road along the way to the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kang.Way to Wiang Kum Kang, Chiang Mai, ThailandFacade of Wat Monthian under sunny skies.Wat Monthian, Chiang Mai, ThailandChedi and main temple structure of Wat Lok Molee, lesser known but one of my favorite temples in Chiang Mai.Wat Lok Molee, Chiang Mai, ThailandTemple ruins at the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kang, found on the outskirts of Chiang Mai.Wat Ku Maisong, Wiang Kum Kang area, Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Chedi Liem at the ruined city of Wiang Kum Kang, found on the outskirts of Chiang Mai.Wat Chedi Liem, Wiang Kum Kang area, Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Chet Yot, inspired by the Mahabodhi temple in India. Wat Chet Yot was located on the outskirts of Chiang Mai.Wat Chet Yot, Chiang Mai, ThailandMonks during a prayer ritual at Wat Phra Singh, one of the most important temples within the Walled City of Chiang Mai.Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai, ThailandLocals enjoying the peaceful ambiance and shaded areas at Tha Pae Gate.Tha Pae Gate, Chiang Mai, ThailandBeautifully landscaped greens surrounding the city moat of the Walled City of Chiang Mai, ThailandChiang Mai Old City WallElevated view from the top of the southeast bastion of the old city wall surrounding Chiang Mai.Southeast corner of Old City Wall, Chiang Mai, ThailandMae Ya Waterfall found at the foot of Mount Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai, ThailandMae Ya WaterfallQuirky Kao Soi stall at Thom Chong that I discovered after my visit to Mae Ya Waterfall.Thom Chong, Chiang Mai, Thailand Don’t leave yet. 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