Wats, Temples and Mosques in Chiang Mai

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.
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Chiang Mai Street Food

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。

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清迈甜品
街边甜品吸引了蜜蜂无数,一定好吃。

烤鸡腿
很好吃的烤鸡腿。

20泰铢无限吃
清迈的唐人街夜市有好几家20泰铢无限吃的摊贩。先选一碗主食,比如上图的茄子鸡米粉。然后下图的各种蔬菜就是随意无限吃了,包括黄瓜、豇豆、豆芽、卷心菜、洋葱等。
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清迈美食
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