Unusual temple Wat Pa Pao looks like a temple that time forgot. It is slightly unusual as most of the buildings and pagoda have been left to the elements giving a curiously weathered and decayed appearance and the thick vegetation does not seem to have been much cut back. With a lot of the stonework left unwhitewashed and in its natural state it looks much older than it probably is but it has an air of mystery and is more attractive than many of the other immaculately maintained temples.
Wat Pa Pao is a highly regarded temple with Burmese style, built by Shan people (Shans) . These Shans; (Shans) & Yu 1883 came to Chiang Mai to trade timber with the British over the years. They wanted to have their own holy place for Buddhist worship, so they built the temple. The temple is surrounded by sunken gardens, including a brick-and-cement Buddhist pagoda and a recently built monastery. The roof design of Shan Buddhist Hall is in the form of " Payata " (pyatthat) which consists of many layers and the last layer has a cusp. Three statues of Buddha are enshrined in the arch temple. During the visit, I came across the pagoda of PaPaPao Temple being renovated, and the ancient and Burmese style hall was surrounded by iron railings for the purpose of preserving cultural relics. But from the outside, you can see the appearance of the hall, which is very beautiful. Wat Pa Pao's pagoda or buildings have a strong sense of vicissitudes of life, perhaps because of old disrepair, so we can see that some of the small pagodas nearby have cracks, and the main hall is blocked in the fence, and no repair has been seen, presumably because of the lack of funds. I just hope these buildings will be well preserved.
The Pabo Temple looks like a temple forgotten by time, because most of the buildings and pagodas look at the humble people's plain, strange weathering and decaying appearance, while the dense vegetation does not seem to have been cut down too much. Since many stone carvings have not been painted, they look much older than their actual age in natural conditions, but they have a mysterious atmosphere and are more attractive than many other perfectly preserved temples.
Burmese style, built by Shans. These Shans came to Chiang Mai in 1883 to trade timber with the British. They wanted to have their own holy place to worship Buddha, so they built the temple. The temple is surrounded by sunken gardens, including a brick-and-cement Buddhist pagoda and a recently built monastery.
The Pabo Temple is unique in the temples of Chiang Mai. Every element in the complex reflects the religious and artistic tradition of the Shan people in Myanmar. It has a history of 150 years. There are portraits of local Shan people on the wall of the hall, followed by two Burmese-style Buddhist statues.
The Pabo Temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand, belongs to the Burmese style. It looks more ancient. There are not many tourists here, so it seems quiet.
The temple's architectural style is Burmese and it's near our hotel, but I feel almost the same as I've seen before, so I'm not particularly impressed. When I walk inside, I can see some people feeding fish and feed just at the door and take it casually. No one really gives money for nothing.