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Wat Phra Singh

Singharat Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #9 of 102 Attractions in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty.
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This spectacular temple is situated close to the city centre so if you are planning on going through the Chiang Mai markets, a good starting point can be this conveniently located temple. The golden detail on the temple exteriors is utterly breathtaking, and the golden Buddha statues within are even more wonderful. The temple however is slightly small and overcrowded... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The Temple itself is on the small side, but the Singh is the mythical Lion/Tiger, an a good example of this aspect of Thai mythology.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Our EXO Guide recommend the visit being a significant Wat of Lion Buddha. It is a small temple and worth taking a short break from whatever else you have been doing and getting a few moments to yourself - meditating, reflecting and reliving the great moments one experiences in this beautiful city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Phra Singh actually translates to "Lion Buddha," and can be found in a small temple near the rear of the grounds near the stupa. You must dress respectfully. There was a small fee for visiting.

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Robina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This is another lovely Wat to visit. Very hot and humid when we went but worth the effort. Husband and I were glad we visited. It was busy but if you just take your time and take everything in it is so nice and peaceful as you walk around.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Not far from the other temples in Chiang Mai and definitely worth it being so incredibly close to the other temples. Small admission fee for adults only.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful temple in an old town, I always visit this temple when I go to Chiang Mai.it got a very beautiful northern architecture. Also It is not far to walk to other temples

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is not the most attractive of temples - but it is the most visited and, we were told, the State temple. It has one of the most revered Buddha images but, for me, I loved the tranquil rear gardens. They have trees with motos hanging from them - some trite but some profound. It is a peaceful and cool... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

jus a few steps from my hotel you will find some temples inside a relaxing garden. If you go at the beginning of the evenning you will see some cerimonies going on.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There are plenty of beautiful temples to visit and they all request donations, however this one has a sign & usher charging foreigners only. This was very off putting. The large Trip Advisor sign screams 'I want your money' and most of the reviews here, omit this fact. There is better architecture and design in Chiang Mai. A man next... More 

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