Wat Mahawan

Thapae Road
50300 Chang Moi Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Wat Mahawan is classified in the following categorie(s): Temple 
Wat Mahawan

The buildings of this temple are a mix of Lan Na and Burmese style. The viharn and bot on the east are Lan Na style, while the chedi, ho trai and unusual square viharn on the west are distinctly Burmese. The Lan Na viharn was built in 1865 and renovated in 1957 with bright modern wall paintings. The Burmese chedi has very detailed stucco relief work and is surrounded by chinthe (mythical lion guardians). The very elaborately roofed teak ho trai (scripture library) is now a kuti, and the viharn on the west has very lively stucco relief work and houses a large Burmese style Buddha. It was built in the 19th century by a Burmese teak business person.

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