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Wat Bupharam

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Address: Thaphae Road, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Ornate carvings on this one

There are so many temples that are similar, but this one is different because it is built primarily of teak. It is covered in ornate carvings and beautiful paintings. Really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
igolfCA
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are so many temples that are similar, but this one is different because it is built primarily of teak. It is covered in ornate carvings and beautiful paintings. Really something to see. In the garden are statues and figurines which are interesting as well. Worth a visit.

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Richmond, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The main hall is quite beautiful and the grounds worth looking around. But the real draw at this temple is the totally incongruous Donald Duck statue on the lawn of the main hall. Apparently, one of the temples supporters is a big Disney fan. Visit for the phot op alone.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Walked past this on our way to night bazaar. And bizarrely on the temple grounds there is a statue of Donald Duck. Quite unique

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This little temple made me smile. The gardens have a variety of figurines and they're all different including a Donald Duck eating noodles! The temple is pretty and very serene.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a small, but stunningly beautiful, temple. Fabulous carvings and murals. Wat mainly made of wood. Normally not many visitors, although the potential is there for a horde of Chinese tourists to show up unexpectedly at any time.

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Hefei, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I stumbled upon this place accidentally. What a nice little temple. Very quiet and peaceful, as you'd hope, except after a while a big tour of Chinese came tearing through taking photos without stopping. Still, the old carvings are beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Chiangmai has a lot of famous temples (Wat). This is just one of the many. Although it is also know for her age since 1497 King Muamg Kaew, the recent popularity came from the Chinese Movie Lost in Thailand, the historic success in Chinese Movies with over 1.264billion yuan domestic ticket value. This Temple is completely built of wood logs... More 

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Flint, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Another interesting Wat we found while wandering! It's amazing that each Wat is different. It's on a busy road but is peaceful.

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Chiang Mai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Free entry - but not spectacular or any different to the hordes of other temples in the city. Close to other tourist sites and areas in the heart of the city - just east of the moat.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This temple would be in my top 5 temples in the city. Has many interesting features, in particular the central temple built with two stories. The ground floor is used solely as a display area containing various wooden cabinets and furniture associated with the Buddhist rituals. Up the steep steps after removing shoes and hat is a small worship room... More 

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