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  Encased Monk
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  • Encased Monk - Chiang Mai
      Encased Monk
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  • Another view of the wax Monk - Chiang Mai
      Another view of the wax Monk
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  • Another view of the wax Monk - Chiang Mai
      Another view of the wax Monk
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  • Chapel at the back of the compound - Chiang Mai
      Chapel at the back of the compound
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  • Chapel at the back of the compound - Chiang Mai
      Chapel at the back of the compound
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When visiting this Wat, make sure you have a good look around the compound as there are many other interesting sights to see.

One, that quite gave me a scare, (I was on my own) was this Monk sitting in the Lotus position. I wanted to walk in and have a look, but I felt I shouldn't, actually, it was creepy!
On closer examination through an open window, I found that indeed it was a Wax figure of an important Monk, and he was encased inside a plastic case.
It was so well done, he looked real alive!!

Phew! that made me feel better, so off I went inside for a closer look.

The two Chapels around here, one where he was encased, were stunning!

Directions: Wat Chedi Luang is on Prapokklao Road which runs roughly through the north-south center line of the old city, from Changpuak Gate to Chaing Mai Gate. The temple is just a short walk south of the intersection with the main east-west Ratchadamnoen Road.

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  • Written Aug 13, 2009
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