Classic Lanna temple
Lanna style temple
Welcome to Chiang Mai, a city with over 300 Buddhist temples, each with its unique characteristics and stories. Wat Prasat is a classic Lanna-style viharn built in 1823, a wooden temple on a stone base. The 3-tiered rooftop decorated with chofah on both ends makes it a typical Lanna structure. Also, the intricately carved flower motifs are Lanna style.
Temples in Thailand are not only used for religious purposes but also used as a gathering place for the local community. They come here for workshops, consultations or just a casual meet-up.
Locals do not enter the temples from the main entrance, they would go through the secret sideways. All major temples in Chiang Mai city are all aligned and connected.