The Maha Bend Temple is a combination of Lana and Burmese styles. The Eastern monastery and the Buddhist hall have Lana style, while the western pagoda, the Tibetan Sutra Pavilion and the rare square monastery are totally Myanmar style. The triple eaves overlap, making the whole hall very solemn. The Buddhist pagoda is white and pure under the noon sunshine.
There is a place where horses kill chickens in the temple, which is relatively cheap. You can try it.
Quiet temple. Just outside the walled city and a lot quieter than other more central temples. This one isn't always unlocked but it's worth a quick look if you're passing even if the building doors are locked. The main door and gable are absolutely stunning in ornate gold colours - well worth a photo or two.
The monks of Mahawan Monastery are tattoos that can be used to bless tourists. They should be plant dyes. The pagoda is square with three layers of base, with a bell-shaped upper body and a golden spire. There is also a good library and many beautiful Buddha statues in the yard. Unfortunately, all the buildings were closed during the visit.
It combines Lanna style with Burmese style with bright modern murals, while the Burmese Buddhist pagoda is decorated with exquisite plaster relief and surrounded by Chinthe (the legendary Guardian God of lions). The exquisitely decorated teak roof houses the Hotrai, which is now a squatter house. The monastery on the west side is decorated with very lively reliefs, offering a huge Myanmar-style Buddha statue. Very beautiful.
Mahawan Temple is very close to Tapa Road, the old wall of Chiang Mai. The difference between the temple and many other temples in Chiang Mai is that it has not yet begun to open to people. The Thai massage beside it is very good. You can relax and watch the scenery of the temple.