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Top 10 Must-Visit Temples in Chiang Mai

1. WAT PHRA THAT DOI SUTHEP Is located at Doi Suthep Mountain. (9 หมู่ที่ 9 Mueang, Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200) This regal mountain overlooks the city from the northwest, providing commanding views from its summit. The Wat can be reached by road from Chiang Mai. From the car park at the temple’s base, visitors can climb 309 steps to reach the pagodas or take a tram. If the climb sounds like no fun, then simply ride to the top in one of the newly rebuilt cable cars (admission: 50 baht). Once inside the temple grounds, visitors must be appropriately dressed and must remove footwear. Like all other Buddhist temples, attire should be respectful. This means shoulders and legs (at least to the knee) covered, nothing skimpy. Men and women wearing tank tops should bring something to cover up with, same with short shorts, dresses, or skirts. (I still don’t understand that some foreign tourist cant follow this simple rules) The original gold plated Chedi is the holiest area of the temple grounds. Within the site are pagodas, statues, bells, a museum, and shrines. Aspects of the Wat draw from both Buddhism and Hinduism. Views of Chiang Mai can be seen on the far side of the temple. The temple is open from 06:00 to 20:00 every day, but weekends and holidays are usually very crowded. Entrance Fee is 30 baht. You can also continue your journey to BhuBing Palace and Wat Umong after visiting Wat Phratat Doi Suthep. For your easy tour simple book KLOOK travel.

2. WAT U-MONG Wat Umong is a 700-year-old Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Among the hundreds of Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, the Wat Umong or “Tunnel temple” is unique because of its location in the forest and its system of tunnels. A temple located within the old city walls of Chiang Mai. The monk named Thera Chan used a tunnel to meditate in peace and quiet. The tunnels are rarely used for meditation anymore due to the number of visitors that come each day. When entering you should take your shoes off and remain silent as this is a place of worship. I also enjoy reading the Buddhist quotes outside the trees! To the left of the tunnels are a large lake and a small island that is connected by a bridge. Just before the bridge, there is a small stall selling fish food for 10 Baht. The lake is full of large catfish and by feeding them you gain good merit. There are also a few turtles and it is considered lucky if you spot one of them. While the food is meant for the fish, and I end up feeding the pigeons that live on the island as well. Wat Umong is located in Suthep Road, Soi Wat Umong Chiang Mai. The admission fee is free. Open from 6am- 6pm.

3. WAT PHRA SINGH Wat Phra Singh is perhaps the second most venerated temple in Chiang Mai after Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Located inside the old city wall and moat, at the western end of Ratchadamnoen Road, the temple’s signature Lanna-style roofs and glittering viharn (assembly hall) invite visitors. Wat Phra Singh was built in 1345 by King Phayu. Lai Kham is the main attraction of the complex. Besides Lai Kam, the larger main assembly hall (Viharn Luang) houses a 15th-Century Buddha image cast from copper and gold. Open from 6am- 5pm. Admission Fee is 50 baht.

4. WAT CHEDI LUANG is a Buddhist temple in the historic center of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The current temple grounds were originally made up of three temples — Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Ho Tham, and Wat Skin. Including the city pillar (Intake), main wiharn housing the principal Buddha image and a giant gum tree guarding the temple’s entrance. Only males are allowed to enter the city pillar shrine and not women. It is said that a woman on menstruation is deemed to be dirty and may anger Indra, (See in images in the video for full information). Continue your walk to the main attraction on the premise. Walk towards the back of the main hall that a Giant Buddha statue is located in and you will find Chedi Luang. At Chedi Luang monk hosts chats every day, tourists are invited to speak with monks and ask them anything about Buddhism or Thailand. Wat Chedi Luang is located on Phra Pokklao Road. The admission fee is 40 baht. Open from 8am – 5pm.

5. WAT PHANTAO Wat Phan Tao is a beautiful wooden/bamboo temple with a decorated garden area just next and few steps from the famous Wat Chedi Luang this temple is often overlooked but worth a visit. The main prayer hall is to your right and a walkway on your left leads you to the stupa at the back. The prayer hall was built back when the teak trade was at its peak and the wood was an offering to the Buddha. Opening hours are sunrise to late evening.

6. WAT SUAN DOK is also known as Wat Buppharam. The temple is on Suthep Road, approximately one kilometer west of Suan Dok gate at the west side of the moat. Built by a King of Chiang Mai on the grounds of his pleasure garden, this temple was originally intended to serve as a retreat for a revered monk from Sukothai. It is a Royal Temple of the Third Class. Wat Suan Dok is a wonderful place for photography and has spectacular vistas of Doi Suthep at sunset. At Wat Suan Dok you can find also the fascinating Royal Cemetery. Please give some respect when you enter in Cemetery. Free Admission. Open from 6am- 9pm.

7. WAT LOK MOLEE Wat Lok Molee is an older temple in Chiang Mai which features a 14th-century chedi, manicured garden area, and an impressive prayer hall. Located outside of the Old City moat, Manee Nopparat Road area just opposite of fascinating Wat Rajamontean/Wat Sripoom. Wat Lok Molee is not visited as often as other temples and therefore sometimes visitors can be alone in the whole temple grounds. There are lots to see at Wat Lok Molee, including interesting statues, Buddha images, elephants and it is a good place for photos. Look out for the intricate mosaics on the walls of the main hall and for different images from Hinduism or Chinese Buddhism. All the design and the color scheme in silver and brown is different from the other temples which gleaming in gold elements. Admission is free. Open from sunrise to 5 pm.

8. WAT SRI SUPHAN Wat Sri Suphan is also known as the Silver Temple because of its impressive handcrafted silver decoration. The temple is completely covered in silver, from the walls to the roof and displays some detailed silver carvings of Buddhism legends. Even the statues of Buddha are covered in silver. However, due to old Buddhist rules, women are not allowed to enter the inside of the temple and must remain outside. By the way, I paid 50 baht for the admission fee without knowing that women are not allowed. According to the temple was built for 12 years. Silver Temple is located in Wua Lai Rd, Haiya Sub-district next to Wualai Saturday walking night market. Open from 6am- 9pm.

9. WAT CHIANG MAN Wat Chiang Man is located outside of the old city moat, corner of Ratchaphakhinai Road and Phra Poklao Road. Wat Chiang Man is highly popular with tourists. The larger, standing Buddha is worshipped every April before the Songkran festival as it is said to bring the rain needed for rice growing. The smaller Buddha is carved from crystal and is also believed to have special healing powers. Despite being in the middle of Chiang Mai’s old city Wat Chiang Man is rarely busy. It has a nice, well-kept garden area to sit and reflect in. Admission is Free. Open from 8am – 5pm.

10. WAT BUPPHARAM Founded in 1497 by King Mueang Kaeo, the temple was where Kawila began a ritual circumambulation of Chiang Mai to reoccupy it after two centuries of Burmese rule. Wat Buppharam is located at Old city town, a 10-minute walk from the Phae Gate, but a worthwhile pit stop on the way to the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and near Wat Saen Fang above. And it is only a few steps from the thapae gate Sunday market. I visited the evening so I didn’t pay any amount. (NOTE: If you want good pictures during your visit to the temple Don’t go after 5 pm it is not a good time for extraordinary photograph).

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Clean Food Caf & Restaurant you must try in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Kao Nueng is one of the best healthy restaurants in Chiang Mai, a Clean and modern style. If you don’t eat spicy food they have a delicious and healthy meal for you. Well, usually in Chiang Mai they have a lot of meals inside a menu, you can find a lot of options whether spicy or not. If you are a vegetarian traveler you must go to Chiang Mai and drop by at Kao Nueng restaurant. And If you are particular or wondering how many calories you eat no worries because you can see it inside the Kao Nueng Menu.

Kao Nueng is located  257 16-17 Suthep Rd, Tambon Su Thep, เมือง Chiang Mai 50200.

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Monday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
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9:00 am – 11:00 pm
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9:00 am – 11:00 pm

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3 Exfoliating Benefits using Mary Kay Skin Care

TimeWise Repair Revealing Radiance Facial Peel An advanced skin exfoliation method: skin looks more radiant, feels significantly smoother and tighter. The power of glycolic acid, skin’s own natural renewal process is enhanced as younger-looking, skin looks brighter, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. *Results based on a four-week independent clinical study in which 45 women used TimeWise Repair®Revealing Radiance® Facial Peel twice a week.

Botanical Effects Invigorating Scrub Unclogs pores, suitable for sensitive skin. It contains antioxidant-packed dragon fruit extract to help fight skin-damaging free radicals and not only will your skin look smoother, but the scrub awakens tired-looking skin for a well-rested radiance and healthy glow. While Botanical Effects® is considered suitable for sensitive skin, it was not formulated specifically for those with sensitive skin.

TimeWise Microdermabrasion Plus Set Dramatically improves skin texture and makes pores appear smaller. It visibly improves the look of fine lines and makes skin high definition-worthy.

TimeWise Microdermabrasion set is my favorite, It makes my skin so soft, smooth and clean easily. I use it 2 times a week and follow the pore minimize and moisturizer. It’s really take off the layer of dead skin in my face. Just have to rub slowly and properly.

Botanical Effects Invigorating Scrub This scrub does not only make my skin look smoother, but it also awakens my tired-looking skin for a well-rested radiance and healthy glow. This scrub is more on the mild side and you can use it twice or thrice a week. It instantly makes my skin softer after one usage. It makes me look so fresh because of mild scrub contains antioxidant-packed dragon fruit extract to help fight skin-damaging free radicals. It also features aloe extract for an added boost of antioxidants. If you are in the ’20s or ’30s this is good for your skin. I have been using this scrub for almost 8 months while almost 2 years when I was using Microdermabrasion. So its very worth of money when you try it.

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4 Tips of Using the Eye Makeup Removal the Right way!

The skin around the eyes is up to 10 times more delicate than the skin of the rest of your face and it’s important to take care the right way. Improper way of removing your eye makeup can lead to puffy eyes, more noticeable wrinkles, sagging skin!

Here’s a few things which you should not to do while removing eye makeup.

  1. DO NOT USE FACIAL CLEANSER ON EYES Using a facial cleanser on your eyes can have a drying effect. You should handle the skin around your eyes like a baby by using a well-balanced eye makeup remover such as Oil-Free Makeup Remover to prevent the area from drying.
  2. TO HAVE SUFFICIENT TIMING The best way to remove eye makeup is to use soaked cotton pads in Oil-Free Makeup Remover and keeping them over your lids and lashes for about 15 seconds to allow remover to dissolve the waterproof makeup before wiping.
  3. DO NOT RUB HARSHLY It can lead to redness and irritation around the eyes, and over time, the formation of fine lines. Remember to be gentle when removing your eye makeup.
  4. DO NOT USE THE COTTON PAD OVER AND OVER You’ll end up redepositing the makeup you just removed. First, use the full pad to wipe across your eye, and then fold the clean side in half. Now, fold the side in quarters so you can clean the leftovers without using your entire stack of cotton pads.

I recommend Mary Kay® Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover It gently removes eye makeup, including waterproof mascara, without tugging or pulling the delicate skin in the eye area. Formula does not leave skin feeling greasy and it clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy. Suitable for contact lens wearers. Suitable for sensitive skin and sensitive eyes. Hypoallergenic, oil-free and ophthalmologist-tested.

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I love Clinique products they are fragrance free and always dermatology tested. Clinique makeup remover cleaned my face thoroughly faster and easier. It suitable for all skin types.

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How to Apply Mascara like a Pro (Quick Mascara Dating Guide)

Mascara makes your eyes look brighter and full of life, and the lip color adds a little color to your face. So even when you’re going all out on your makeup, the final touches with mascara will complete your look. At the same time, an improper application can ruin your look. If your mascara is clumpy, uneven or smudged-it may end up appalling.

There are few things that can be followed before applying mascara if you’re looking to achieve the full look. Pick the right one before doing anything else, you will have to find mascara that suitable for you.

Mascara Dating Guide

FIRST DATE Go for striking volume that’s not too over the top and lasts until you say goodnight with Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara.

OUTDOOR DATE For natural lashes that won’t run despite the weather, reach for the clear mascara, Mary Kay Lash Primer

ROMANTIC EVENING Long, fluttering fringe is a must when staring into each other’s eyes. Be ready for extended, candlelit eye contact with Mary Kay Lash Love Lenghtening Mascara.

STAYING IN Dates spent watching movies under a fuzzy blanket call for naturally flawless- looking lashes created with Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara.

NIGHT OF DANCING This is the time to break out your boldest, most head-turning lashes. Look no further than Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara.

How to Apply Mascara Perfectly?

  • CURL YOUR LASHES Start by curling your lashes with lash curler. Place the curler at the base of your upper lashes, close the curler and hold it in a place for a seconds.
  • GET THE PRODUCT ON THE WAND Taking the tube of mascara swirl the wand around to coat with mascara properly. Make sure you’re not pumping your wand in to the tube repeatedly. This pushes air into the tube and makes the mascara clumpy and it dries out faster.
  • COAT YOUR LASHES Starting at the roots, apply the mascara with wriggling motion.This ensures that there is more volume at the roots. You can repeat the mascara application by applying another coat depends on the volume you wish to add to your lashes.
  • DO THE SAME FOR THE LOWER LASHES Since they tend to be sparser and smaller, you might even opt for an altogether different mascara, or switch over the wand that has smaller bristles.
  • BRUSH OUT THE CLUMPS If you have lashes that are sticking together or have clumps you can brush or comb them out with the help of a clean wand.

Mascara Application Tips:

  • The best way to get those curly lashes is to curl your lashes once before applying mascara and after the mascara has dried.To make lashes look extra thick, it’s best to dab and puff the lashes with translucent powder before applying the mascara.
  • If on other hand, you’re going for trendy eye look, In case you have decided to rock, I’m talking about greens, blues, purples it looks gorgeous though you can skip your smokey eyes effect.

Now go get and play your Mascara no matter what the occasion!

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