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Wat Phra Singh

Singharat Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #10 of 115 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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228 reviews 228 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is supposed to be the most famous or biggest. No doubt the grounds are beautiful. The colors are vibrant. Yet, depending on how many temples you've seen, it may just blend in with the rest. You can see the nearly real-life depictions of famous monks, as well. There are multiple buildings on this ground. There is also a fee.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

It was a great visit and also at this time of the year its perfect as no one is around. It is early nice to have time and appreciate the work done as well as having photos without anyone on it, except for the monks.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There are so many temples to visit in Chiang Mai and this is on most peoples list. Not as good as Chedi Luang or Suan Dok in my opinion but still very centrally located and well worth a visit!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Another great place to visit and appreciate Thai culture Took lots of photos you will enjoy the detail in everything you see

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a must see when in the city. Just a few minutes from the city center. Suggest you ride the less expensive red taxi. The tuktuks are an experience but they also charge steeper. Ride like a local, feel like a local!! Upon arrival you see a grand golden temple. Suggest you don't go inside yet, better have a... More

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Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Its really easy to find as its on one of the main roads. The temple is beautiful and its worth spending time inside the temple and walking around the back. There's a courtyard which has plaques on the trees at the back of the temple. Its really interesting to read the values and have it translated in English. A great... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As with many temples in Thailand, nothing explained in English. Temple is very beautiful and worth 45 minutes of your time.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is the temple that I enjoyed most in the Old City with neat and beautiful lawns and plants on both sides of the temple grounds. In the back area of the temple are a medium-sized chedi and a fairly big reclining Buddha statue in a building of itself, and there's also one building with nice murals in it. The... More

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Hemiksem, Belgium
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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

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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