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Wats, Temples and Mosques in Chiang Mai

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Wat Phra Singh houses an important Buddha statue: the Phra Buddha Sihing which gives the temple its name. The origins of this statue are unknown but, according to legend, it was based on the lion of Shakya, a statue since lost which used to be housed in the Mahabodhi Temple of Bodh Gaya (India). The Phra Buddha Sihing statue is supposed to have been brought, via Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka), to Ligor (present day Nakhon Si Thammarat and from there, via Ayutthaya, to Chiang Mai. There are two more Buddha statues in Thailand which are claimed to be the Phra Buddha Sihing: one is housed in Wat Phra Mahathat in the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat and another in the Bangkok National Museum.

It is alleged that the head of the statue had been stolen in 1922. The possibility remains that the present statue (or maybe only the head) is a copy.

Every year, during the Songkran festival, the statue is taken from Wihan Lai Kham and carried through the streets of Chiang Mai in a religious procession during which the spectators honour the statue by sprinkling water over it.
Wat Phra Singh

Wat Phra Singh有一所和尚大学,所以在这里经常可以看到来自柬埔寨、老挝和泰国各地的年轻和尚。他们还维护了一个和尚聊天区,用英语跟游客聊天,聊什么内容都可以,不限于佛法。

Wat Chedi Luang

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

清迈的一座小清真寺:
Little Mosque in Chiang Mai

清迈关帝庙位于唐人街。庙虽小,但各种慈善活动做了不少,香火旺盛。附近就是人来人往的集市。
清迈关帝庙

清迈关帝庙

清迈关帝庙

Chiang Mai Street Food

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

清迈的街头美食不但品种多样,而且价格低廉。以下列出的所有美食都只需要几块钱人民币,最便宜的2元就够。

清迈馒头

清迈甜品
街边甜品吸引了蜜蜂无数,一定好吃。
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Wat Sri Suphan, Chiang Mai

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Wat Sri Suphan所在的泰国清迈城南乌来地区是著名的银器村。这里的主要寺庙都有富丽堂皇的银装饰。寺庙中也有不少银器铺子,连和尚也在这里实习。不少外国游客都慕名而来在此定制银器。价格虽然不是最便宜,但质量有保证。

Wualai Map

Wat Sri Suphan

Wat Sri Suphan