Chiang Mai visit?

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Nicolas
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Chiang Mai visit?

Post by Nicolas » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:53 pm

Hello friends,

I might be in Chiang Mai (and environs) for a week in 2019. What Buddhist places do you recommend I visit in that area? When do you think is the best time of the year to visit?

Many thanks,
Nicolas

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Re: Chiang Mai visit?

Post by DooDoot » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:19 pm

Wat Umong is the only place I can recall (from 1989) that comes to mind.
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Re: Chiang Mai visit?

Post by Dhammanando » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:50 am

Nicolas wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:53 pm
What Buddhist places do you recommend I visit in that area?
Though it's of antiquarian rather than dhammic interest, I highly recommend Wat Ton Kwen (วัดต้นเกว๋น), an old, beautifully pristine and unmodernised temple, in the Hang Dong District, about 10 km from Chiang Mai's Southwestern city wall.
Nicolas wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:53 pm
When do you think is the best time of the year to visit?
In the cool season.

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Post by tamdrin » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:00 am

Thanks for the recommendation Ven. Dhammanando,

I went to visit this wat today. It happens to be only 5 minutes from where I'm currently living in Hang Dong.

What temple are you at?

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Sean

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Re: Chiang Mai visit?

Post by Dhammanando » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:16 pm

tamdrin wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:00 am
What temple are you at?
Since the end of last year's rainy season I've been living in a kuti in a rubber forest in the Phrao District of Chiang Mai. I'm about 4 km from Wat Doi Mae Pang, the monastery of the late Luang Poo Waen.

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Re: Chiang Mai visit?

Post by tamdrin » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:43 am

Wow,

So, your not at a temple. It sounds like Wat Doi Mae Pang and you (if your accepting visitors) would be worth a visit. How far is this from Chiang Mai city?


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Re: Chiang Mai visit?

Post by Dhammanando » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:05 am

tamdrin wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:43 am
So, your not at a temple.
Not usually. If I am it will most often be at one of Thailand's 2,000 or so abandoned wats.
tamdrin wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:43 am
It sounds like Wat Doi Mae Pang and you (if your accepting visitors) would be worth a visit. How far is this from Chiang Mai city?
It's about 100 km from the Changpeuak bus station to the market town of Phrao. Wat Doi Mae Pang is about 16 km before Phrao.

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Re: Chiang Mai visit?

Post by DooDoot » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:19 am

Dhammanando wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:05 am
If I am it will most often be at one of Thailand's 2,000 or so abandoned wats.
Wonderful place and opportunity to follow the bhikkhuhood of the Lord Buddha.

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