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Wat Sam Phao

Wat Sam Phao

Wat Sam Phao is located west of Tha Pae Gate in the old city of Chiang Mai. It was built during the Mangrai Dynasty (1260-1578).  The name refers to a gold model of a Chinese junk which is said to be enshrined in the chedi. Notable are also the decorations on the gable's of the Viharn. Inside the temple building is a set of four Buddha images on the altar behind a curtain.  We visited during Songkran 2007, hence the mounts of sand with prayer flags and sticks outside the temple building. 

Wat Sam Phao

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