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Wat Chiang Man (GPS: 18.79379, 98.98979; Thai: วัดเชียงมั่น ) is a major Thai Buddhist monastery in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Its name means The Monastery of the Fortified City. Founded by King Mangrai, the founder of Chiang Mai, in the year 1297, it is the oldest monastery in the city. In accordance to Brahmanic and Buddhist traditions, the king built his palace on the northern part of his fortified city.

The most striking feature of Wat Chiang Man is its chedi, which dates to the 15th century. It has a high redented square base , an octagonal middle portion and a bell shape at the top, reflecting both Sinhalese and Sukhothai influences. Due to the base having statues of stuccoed elephants protruding out of it - reminiscent to Ruwanweliseya Dagoba of Anuradhapura - causing it to be known as Chedi Chang Lom, or "Stupa Surrounded by Elephants".

The main viharn or assembly hall of Wat Chiang Man is located to the east of the chedi. It was restored in the 1920s. There are porticos at either ends, with a large seated Buddha occupying the rear portico.

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Wat Chiang Man
171, Ratchapakhinai Road,
Tambon Si Phum,
Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai,
Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.

Wat Chiang Man, Chiang MaiWat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai (26 October, 2006)


Wat Chiang Man, Chiang MaiThe ubosot or ordination hall of Wat Chiang Man (26 October, 2006)


Wat Chiang Man, Chiang MaiThe ho trai or scripture house of Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai (26 October, 2006)


Wat Chiang Man, Chiang MaiThe chedi or stupa of Wat Chiang Man, with elephants protruding from its base (26 October, 2006)


Wat Chiang Man, Chiang MaiThe chedi of Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai (26 October, 2006)


Wat Chiang Man, Chiang MaiThe gilded top of the chedi of Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai (26 October, 2006)


Wat Chiang Man, Chiang MaiStatues of elephants protruding from the base of the chedi at Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai (26 October, 2006)


Wat Chiang Man, Chiang MaiView of the chedi of Wat Chiang Man from one of its corners. (26 October, 2006)


Wat Chiang Man, Chiang MaiView of the ubosot and ho trai of Wat Chiang Man. (26 October, 2006)


Wat Chiang Man, Chiang MaiView of the viharn of Wat Chiang Man. (26 October, 2006)

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