First Church

Chiang Mai

The weatherboard First Church was built in classic American style in 1868 by the Laos Mission from North Carolina.

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1. Nawarat Bridge

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One of the main bridges across Mae Ping, which was first constructed in 1906 and has since been rebuilt (twice).

3. Iron Bridge

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This picturesque steel bridge looks old but is actually a modern creation, built as a homage to the old Nawarat Bridge, which was demolished in the 1970s…

4. Philatelic Museum

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Housed in the old city post office, this museum has lots of historic Thai stamps.

5. Pung Tao Gong Ancestral Temple

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South of the flower market on Th Praisani, the Pung Tao Gong Ancestral Temple was founded in 1876, but the shrine fell into ruin as the city's Chinese…

6. Wat Upakhut

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A large and colourful wát that comes alive for Dhevo Rohana, a merit-making ceremony during Auk Phansa (Buddhist Lent).

7. Matsayit Ban Haw

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A remnant from when Chiang Mai was a detour on the Silk Road, the largest Thai-Muslim mosque in the city is attended by a small, prosperous community of…

8. Talat Ton Lam Yai


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