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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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As I entered the smaller temple i saw three monks sitting. I thought they were alive but actually they were statues so real! I could the veins on their arms! Amazing! I felt a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

As I entered the smaller temple i saw three monks sitting. I thought they were alive but actually they were statues so real! I could the veins on their arms! Amazing! I felt a very different vibration there.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Wat Pra Singh is worth a visit. It's one of the bigger and busy-er temples. Take a moment and walk around it.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to from our hotel - just a 15 minute walk down the main road, absolutely beautiful temple and grounds! We managed to see a lovely service when we were there and really enjoyed the surroundings! Super chilled out!

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited both during the day and at night and it was equally as beautiful. Robes were provided for us to go inside. The Wat Cheudi Luang is right behind it and surrounded by other temples.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It's one of the big wats in Chiang Mai but make sure you visit the smaller temples around it, especially the temple behind the main one with fresco artwork, it's stunning. Also the five types of buddhas are interesting to compare. Enjoyable walking through the gardens.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Small but interesting complex of temples, beautiful sculptures make this place special yet keeping its religious simplicity . PROTIP: If you want to go to have a Buddhists blessing from the monks, you can but be respectful! A lot of people goes there to have "selfies" and nothing else!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Came during Songkran, so a lot of activities; however, it was still possible to step away from the crowds and into yourself.

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very old Wat & very touristy! I'm glad we visited but probably won't visit a second time. If you're short on time, I'd skip it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's a big temple. There one part with different Buddhist sentences, really interesting and there was a guy in the same place teaching English to some children.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been retired and living in Chiang Mai for 16 months. I just this week learned that there are 12 of the 40,000 Buddhist temples that are designated as "temples of birth. These 12 are scattered across the country, but if you were born in the Year of the goat (aka sheep or ram) in Chinese astrology, the Wat... More 

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