Wat Sai Moon, a touch of Myanmar

Wat Sai Moon Myanmar

Wat Sai Moon Myanmar is a Burmese temple in the southeast corner of the old city of Chiang Mai. The Burmese king Bayinnaung built this temple after he conquered Chiang Mai in 1558. Although the year 1993 is on the gate the temple is more than 400 years old.

Wat Sai Moon Myanmar gate
The gate to the temple
Wat Sai Moon Myanmar
Wat Sai Moon Myanmar

This palm tree (Latin name: Borassus Flabellifer) aka as sugar palm is native to many Asian countries but not to Thailand. It can live more than 100 years and reach a height of 30 meters. Almost every part of the tree is useful to mankind. The fan shaped tall tree bears fruits like that of a coconut tree. The fruit aka as “ice apple” is used to make sweets, juice, alcoholic beverages (arrack!) and is sometimes eaten raw. The fruit has many health benefits.

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