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Wat Phra Singh

Address: Singharat Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #19 of 127 Attractions in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

like the sunday market in the temple.. they sell many Thai fod, and handicrafts and so on, cheap and many choices available

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

As a regular visitor to Chiang Mai, visiting Wat Phra Singh was always a pleasure especially from 5pm when all the monks gathered for evening chant. On my last visit I was dismayed to discover that it has now been converted to a money extracting venue. Tourist must pay to enter. The ceiling of the temple is totally festooned with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

A lovely temple, not my favourite in Chiang Mai but well worth a visit. Watch out for conmen and women, we were approached by a woman asking for her fare to Bangkok because she wanted to go there? Lots of photo opportunities as always at Thai temples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stunning Wat and fully functional with students attending their cermonys. There are Monks that would love to teach you the Buddism way. Just spend 10 minutes with them it is worth it.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

In the inner city, I guess Wat Phra Singh would be one of the best wats around although I still prefer Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which is outside the city. The most stand out features of this wat are the two nagas at the stairs and the ornate designs on the wat itself. There's a small flea market at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nothing particularly special but worth a quick visit. As usual notes hanging from the ceiling and golden Buddhas everywhere...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

i was visit this temple with my family!! this old temple with change mai style with old buddha image !!when you visit this beautiful city , pls don't miss it ;)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

As the largest Wat in Chiang Mai it is also one of the oldest, dating back to 1345. By any measure it is impressive and the buildings are somewhat decadent. Wandering the grounds you get a sense of what life might have been like many centuries ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Another world, inside the city, inside the town. Every corner offers a surprise or a discover. Plenty of golden things, from building to Buddhas. If you come to Chiang Mai dont miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I don't blame the monks and those raising funds for wat renovation, but this was a study in fund raising strategies. The grounds are interesting, well kept and beautiful and well worth a lengthy stroll.

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