Central Chiang Mai

First Impressions of Chiang Mai

The entire time we were in Thailand and Laos, the weather was abnormally hot (~106˚F / 41˚C), so we were lucky to have rented a car. Staying in central Chiang Mai, we were able to relatively easily walk from place to place, finding somewhere random to stop and relax every once in a while.

Wat Chedi Luang (วัดเจดีย์หลวง)

In the very center of Chiang Mai is a Buddhist Temple, Was Chedi Luang, which was constructed in the 14th and 15th Centuries. The temple originally housed the Emerald Buddha for a time, before a large earthquake damaged the Stupa in 1545, after which the Emerald Buddha was moved to Luang Prabang (now Laos, then the Kingdom Lan Xang).

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