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Address: Singharat Road | Phra Sing Subdistrict, 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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Beautiful Temple

This is the must see temple in Chiang Mai, it is beautiful and so are grounds around it. There are many off building which are nice too. Not too much of a walk from Wat Chedi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is the must see temple in Chiang Mai, it is beautiful and so are grounds around it. There are many off building which are nice too. Not too much of a walk from Wat Chedi Luang.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Wat with a very large Golden Buddha and extremely life like statue of the founding monk. Don't miss it! There are so many wats on Rachmadoen, start at Phra Sing and work your way down!

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Regensburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you have been in Thailand long enough to get temple sick, this one will do nothing for you. If you still have some capacity to appreciate temples, this is one you will remember.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This temple is one of favorite. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly monks. Lovely decorated. Different styles and colors. In the centre of Chang Mai.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This temple is beautiful and one of the largest in the city, if required to choose one among all Wats in the city, this is definitely the most impressive. Admission is free and as in other temples it havs a dress code, although not very strict. It has well-preserved temples, there are other in ruins (which definitely have its charm).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great little temple with some interesting architecture. It was great but it was not super impressive. I highly recommend it if you are in the area but you dont need to plan to go there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you have visited many temples in Thailand this one hasn't anything special. The big golden Budha is quite interesting but you only have to pay if you are abroad.Luckily it's only 20 Baht

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After visiting lots of temples throughout Thailand, to me this is the most authentic and awesome. Although the temple has been extensively renovated you can feel the Buddhist taste and simplicity, not only in the temple itself but in the surrounding buildings as well. It is very likely you come across fervent locals and monks meditating or praying, so I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Nice temple but too commercialised. Foreigners has to pay for tickets. Not expensive but still, I think it's not right. In the old town of Chiang Mai. It's easy access via the red taxi or tut tut.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Beautiful Wat right in the Old City. A little lady collects your money and makes sure you are dressed appropriately, even giving the ladies a free shawl to borrow. Monks were there to meditate or give you a blessing. Very ornate structure.

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Address: Singharat Road | Phra Sing Subdistrict, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai

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