The Qing man temple. As its name suggests, it's very pure. Location near Changpumen, in the afternoon, there are not many people. It is worth noting that the design on the window of the main hall of Qingman Temple is the 12 zodiac signs. I don't know what the meaning is inside. Although not as spectacular as Shuanglong Temple and Qidilong Temple, Qingman Temple is full of the sense of historical obsolescence and vicissitudes. It's a pity that I didn't bring my camera.
The Qingman Temple is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai, with only Taibei-style temple buildings. It was also the residence of King Menglai, the founder of Chiang Mai. There is no need for tickets to visit. The incense money is voluntary to visit the Buddha statues and crystal statues of Sakyamuni in the temple, which are very famous. The Buddha statue is set with precious stones. There is a stupa with fifteen elephants in the rear, which is very beautiful. It is suitable to shoot along the light at dusk. There are many cats and dogs in the temple.
Free, there are not many people here, the tower behind the hall is the most special, the base is an elephant stone statue, the steps are very old, has not been able to go up, the spire is gilded, there are six elephants on one side, each one is different, different manner, two dragons in front of the steps, and Shuanglong Temple is the same.
Elephant Tower, this is the landmark building of Qingman Temple. Fourteen elephants vault a three-storey pagoda, the top is the golden top, stairs written in English do not climb the ladder, generally no one is so bored to look up. The whole surface looks corroded badly, showing a strong sense of vicissitudes. What is incompatible with the sense of vicissitudes is the longan of the dragon on both sides of the stone steps of the tower. Thai dragon is not actually a dragon, generally known as "Naga". When Buddhism was introduced from India to Thailand, "Naga" was a serpent god living underground in Indian mythology, and generally served as a guardian and guardian of Buddha or temples. The "Naga" eyes on both sides are mosaic with emerald crystals. I don't know how to touch them. I don't want to believe that they are emerald or emerald. Otherwise, it would be awesome to expose them in public. The elephants under the pagoda are lifelike, with their trunks hanging down. They are supported by stone statues and rest on the lotus pedestal below. Every elephant's trunk in the picture is rolled up, and there is a solid object, actually a sugarcane segment, which looks like it has just been put on. Bananas are easy to rot and not suitable for supply in the field. Besides bananas, sugarcane is one of the favorite food for Thai elephants, and it is suitable as a tribute. The elephant pagoda is actually right behind the Sakyamuni Hall. Along the paths on both sides of the hall, through the garden, you can reach the front of the hall. Garden kittens walk leisurely in the temple, birds, flowers, nature and Buddha were born together, less the solemnity and dignity of Chinese temples, more harmonious. The "Setangamani" on the sign at the door should mean Sakyamuni in English. There is a crystal Buddha in 1800 and a marble Buddha in 2500. This must be seen. The walls on both sides of the Buddhist hall are filled with pictures of Sakyamuni's life from birth, enlightenment, Taoism and preaching. The pictures are exquisite. As I was preparing for my slippers to enter the temple, two women dressed as peasants came pacing in the shade not far away. At first, I could not understand what they were carrying. Looking closer, it turned out to be a cage of birds. The two women slowly compared with each other in front of me. Later, I understood that it was for me to buy the cage bird 200B and play the game of releasing it in front of the Hall of Mercy for Huaifo. Don't you feel ashamed to play this trick in front of the Buddhist temple? Besides, what do Thai birds do with me? Chiang Man Temple is the first temple in Chiang Mai. There is no doubt about its history. It is worth spending more time here. The only incongruity with the temple is that the local women who peddle lotus flowers and release birds everywhere are really spoiling the scenery. In Chiang Mai, if time is tight, you can refer to my itinerary.
The oldest temple in Chiang Mai has elegant and quiet surroundings, beautiful and exquisite buildings, and many ancient dynasties are still preserved. The whole temple has a quiet environment, exquisite pavilions and pavilions, and lush vegetation. It looks like a garden. It's worth visiting!
The Qingman Temple is said to have been built at the same time as the ancient city. It is the oldest temple in the ancient city. The size of the temple is not too large. There are two halls, one of which is dedicated to the crystal Buddha of 1800 and the marble Buddha of 2500 years ago. At the back of the temple, there is a small house surrounded by water, which seems to be a Tibetan scripture.
The first temple in Chiang Mai was Wat Chiang Mun. When Chiang Mai was built, King Manglai camped here to supervise the whole project and built the temple here. King Manglai once said that he would live here when he was old. This is my favorite temple. It's so sweet and disgraceful that you can see four puppies asleep in a safe afternoon. Further on, there was a group of pigeons who were relaxed and complacent. They are obviously not afraid of tourists. I follow one of them, and it just keeps walking slowly in front of me, without flapping its wings. The straightness I entered was like a lush backyard. The best building in Qingman Temple is the tower supported by 15 elephants. Only it shows the traces of the age.
Chingman Temple is a long-standing temple in Thailand. The pagoda is a bright spot. Its architectural style is similar to that of Chidilong Temple. However, it is much smaller, well-preserved and undamaged. The elephant sculptures around it are very simple, but with the traces of maintenance, it should not be the most primitive thing.