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Wat Phra Singh

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Address: Singharat Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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Of all the numerous temples in the Chiang Mai area this is one of the best. Some of the old wood structures are very beautiful. A must visit if you are in the "old city".

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Of all the numerous temples in the Chiang Mai area this is one of the best. Some of the old wood structures are very beautiful. A must visit if you are in the "old city".

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Located in Chiang Mai old town, this is visited by the locals. One can sit and observe the monks, locals. Like all other temples, it is beautiful and well maintained.

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Boornzwaag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

For the local people Wat Phra Singh is one of the most important temples in town. Its main hall shows many small family gatherings and ceremonies. Just sit down, relax and watch. Take your time and you will leave with a refreshed mind. Next stop: Wat Chedi Luang; ten minutes up the road. A completely different religious experience.

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Herts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Tempe and gardens. Lots to see and observe. Quiet and good for contemplating . As with all the temples here it is a bit antiseptic. No incense or chanting. Lots of local people did go and pray there. That was good to see. Worth a visit.

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Seaford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Visited several temples while in Chiang Mai. It was busy while we were there, but still felt quite a calm, tranquil and spiritual place. As with all temples, the main buildings were beautiful and ornately decorated.

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is supposedly the most revered temple in the city, and it was certainly well visited by locals and tourists. Many monks were also around, some of them sketching details of the beautifully ornamented architecture. Others were inside receiving offerings from devoted worshipers. There are lots of beautiful, colorful Buddha statues in this complex of buildings. As is the practice... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our Tuk Tuk driver took us to this temple during one of our tours around the city. Its actually a great way to see Chiang Mai and the many temples on offer and they are a lot more honest than their Bangkok counterparts. This Lana Style Temple was built in 1345. Pra Singh stands for Lion Buddha the Buddha image... More 

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Kerrobert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Chiang Mai was one of the first places we went to after Bangkok. Walking around the walled city was easy and there were alot of temples to see. They were very interesting and we stopped at alot of them just by walking around. When you visit it does bring up alot of questions that we were happy to say that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was a beautiful temple but there was a lot of tourists and to enter the main temple you needed to pay which is very strange as no other temple I visited needed this. As soon as you enter the main temple there are items to buy and it seemed very touristy compared with others. Other temples ask for donations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Wat Phra Singh is worth a visit. Take a moment of reflection inside the temple and then take your time walking through the "Buddhist Forest of thought". We happened to go at sunset; great time of day for photos and there was not a crowd.

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