There are over 300 temples (wats) here in Chiang Mai and each one of them is as beautiful as the next. I did a walking tour of the city on one of our first days here, taking in all of the most recommended wats. The Lanna style architecture is beautiful and I'm not used to seeing art and buildings that are 700+ years old - they really are something.
I even got to talk to a Monk, who was studying English at University as well. He told me of his daily routine, and that he had been at the monastery for seven years already. When I asked how long he will stay he gave me the very Buddhist reply of: I do not plan, I will just "be".