Wat Mahawan

Buddhist Temple in Chiang Mai
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Among the most handsome wát outside the old city, Wat Mahawan shows the obvious influence of the Burmese teak traders who used to worship here. The whitewashed chedi and Burmese-style gateways are decorated with a stucco menagerie of angels and mythical beasts. You can also get a massage here to support the wát (from 150B).