To this day there are about 300 temples that have been constructed in Chiang Mai and the areas around the city. The temples show a mixture of different architectural styles that show the different heritages of Northern Thailand. Some different architectural styles you might see in a temple, in Northern Thailand, would be from Cambodia, Burma, and India. The elaborate woodcarvings and protective Naga serpent staircases show the amount of work and thought that goes into making these temples. The Art of temples is in the making. The art of the temples are the things that make the temple. Such as Elaborate woodcarvings, paintings, glided umbrellas, guardian figures from tales and stupas trimmed with intricate gold filigree combined to heighten the overall effect. The temples also are made from broken pieces of porcelain dishes imported from China.
Thailand’s great art forms come from there public places. Such as the temples, building, and government places. There are a variety of Thai temples, they all are beautiful but there are some that are more spectacular than others such as the Wat Phra Kaew. This temple is spectacular because it is the royal wat. (Wat is a kind of monastery).
Other sculptures show the Buddha’s hands in different positions, representing other stages of his life story.
Thailand’s temples are very beautiful and intricately done. Many materials are used to create this art. The temples are also a mixture of different architectural styles from all over Asia.
To date, some 300 temples have been constructed in Chiang mai and its outskirts. These temples display a mixture of architectural styles that reflect the varied heritage of Northern Thailand. A blend of Cambodian, Burmese and Indian Culture Ancient temples can be seen almost anywhere as well as palaces. Intricate woodcarvings and protective Naga serpent staircases add a flamboyance that reflects an awesome reverence for the Buddhist Religion. Glided umbrellas, guardian figures from the tale of Ramayana and stupas trimmed with gold filigree combine to heighten the overall effect.