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  Wat Chiang Man

 

Thailand

Wat Chiang Man, the first temple of Chiang Mai, constructed in 1297 AD, following the foundation of this northern Thai city as the new capital of the Lan Na Kingdom in 1296 AD.

 

The compound features several edifices, including Chedi Chang Lom (fig.), which −though a replacement of the original structure− is the oldest construction within the temple complex. It consists of a square base with a terrace of fifteen life-sized stucco elephants that surround and support the pagoda, of which the upper part is gilded.

See also POSTAGE STAMP.

 

  Wat Chiang Man