Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Teak Wood Temple In Chiang Mai

This is a very nice teak wood temple in Chiang Mai, Wat Pon Taow. There aren't many of these teak temples left, this may be the best of them. It has been closed for years for renovation, but I was lucky to find it re-opened on this trip.

The little "Spirit House" is outside the front door of the temple. I'm not an expert, but I think it's unusual for a temple to have a Spirit House. Most houses and businesses have them, they're dedicated to the spirits of the property, the spirits of ancestors, and the higher power in general.

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