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Wat Phra Singh

Singharat Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #8 of 113 Attractions in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty.
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Hemiksem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

With its multiple chapels and quiet grounds that invite to simply stroll and enjoy the shade, this temple is an obvious choice. Even if we had seen a number of temples before, this did not fail to impress us with its own particular style and atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We came here during a walking tour. This temple was just as nice as others we saw but had an additional entrance fee which was small but worth noting.

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Hong Kong, China
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Interior very impressive. Tall black lacquer columns with gold guilder intricate designs line the prayer hall. The in-finished stupa is built of the same red brick material as the ancient city wall main temple is made from brick and stucco on base portion. The un-finished stupa was left as it is.

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Antwerp Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Good, well maintained, spicy, original war. But all day long you will find many, many tourists and touts here.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A lovely temple to visit, I found getting up and going for a walk at 6am in the morning, was a great time to see this temple. And to see the monks during the alms.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This temple located in heart of chiang mai . easy to go there . really nice and old temple . very interesting area is quit huge . i recommend this place .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Among the numerous temple that you can visit on Chiang-Mai, this one is very nice. I suggest to discover it for the first time by night (as the others temples), because thai people are very strong to make very good light on their monuments to make them most beautiful by night ! Take a walk, in this very quiet place... More

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Sao Miguel, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I know one of the must things in Chiang Mai are visiting temples but there some beautiful little pearls out there you can discover yourself. This is the mainstream visit. Still beautiful but not special. Recommended if you don't have to much time. Also don't miss Doi sutep.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went to visit this temple as it is one of the main ones in Chiang Mai and my travelling companion was seriously hungover. Found it easily enough on the main road and had to pay a 20 Baht tourist fee lol. Went inside and had a look. Very pretty and there were monks chanting and praying. Interesting but didn't really... More

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There are so many temples in the city that after a few of them you forget the difference. But I remember this one clearly. It's big and beautiful. One thing I found strange was the wax statues of the monks in the temples. This is new. I don't know the wisdom behind this but then one doesn't have to agree... More

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