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Address: Singharat Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Description: This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the...
This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty.
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In the Heart of Chiang Mai - Phra Singh

Small but interesting complex of temples, beautiful sculptures make this place special yet keeping its religious simplicity . PROTIP: If you want to go to have a Buddhists... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Small but interesting complex of temples, beautiful sculptures make this place special yet keeping its religious simplicity . PROTIP: If you want to go to have a Buddhists blessing from the monks, you can but be respectful! A lot of people goes there to have "selfies" and nothing else!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Came during Songkran, so a lot of activities; however, it was still possible to step away from the crowds and into yourself.

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very old Wat & very touristy! I'm glad we visited but probably won't visit a second time. If you're short on time, I'd skip it.

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's a big temple. There one part with different Buddhist sentences, really interesting and there was a guy in the same place teaching English to some children.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been retired and living in Chiang Mai for 16 months. I just this week learned that there are 12 of the 40,000 Buddhist temples that are designated as "temples of birth. These 12 are scattered across the country, but if you were born in the Year of the goat (aka sheep or ram) in Chinese astrology, the Wat... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Located inside the Fort walls. Must see attraction. Watching the novice monks assembling for evening worships is a must see attraction. The statue of the late high priest looks real.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Big Golden Buddha, this has collective few temples in the complex. If you have time definitely visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

During our trip in Chiang Mai, we have a free day to check around the old city. There're a lot of temples which is so beautiful and historical. Wat Phra Singh is the best for me! it is very easy to get there. After we get tired from walking around the city, we spend time in this temple. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We got there early at around 6am and witnessed a spectacular sunrise through the doorway while inside on of the temple buildings. It was a perfect time to be there and experience the place without any crowds. The place was so peaceful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Easy walking distance from anywhere in the old town this lovely temple is a real gem. There's a lot to see and do in the general area so it's worth spending some time cruising the area. There's a very small charge to get in but the place is well kept so it's money well spent. Ladies need to cover up... More 

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