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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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We got there early at around 6am and witnessed a spectacular sunrise through the doorway while inside on of the temple buildings. It was a perfect time to be there and experience... read more

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

We got there early at around 6am and witnessed a spectacular sunrise through the doorway while inside on of the temple buildings. It was a perfect time to be there and experience the place without any crowds. The place was so peaceful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Easy walking distance from anywhere in the old town this lovely temple is a real gem. There's a lot to see and do in the general area so it's worth spending some time cruising the area. There's a very small charge to get in but the place is well kept so it's money well spent. Ladies need to cover up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This temple should not be missed out on when visiting Chiang Mai. There's a couple of small temples you can wander into and it's nice to see the monks walking around too. The environment is very peaceful. There are benches surrounded by beautiful green vegetation you can relax on and cute signs with nice quotes on, attached to trees. If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This temple definitely stands out amongst the others in Chiang Mai. You have to pay a small entrance fee to go into the temple and sarongs are provided for rental. The complex is really cool inside with a number of other temples in it. The wax monks in one of the temples look eerily real. There is also a golden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

this temple is more than 700 years old but very well maintained. there is a wax figurine of a senior monk which looks like a real person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

this is one of the oldest temple in chiang mai. wax figurine of a very senior monk looks like a real person inside the temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful temple complex, with a great many things to see. The highlight and namesake is the Phra Singh Buddha, which was brought here from up in Chiang Rai. But you'll see many beautiful buildings, wonderful carvings and paintings, delightful gardens and incredible photo ops! Highest recommendation! The down side, and a very serious one, is the rude... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Visually quite stunning and yet again a tribute to Thai architecture and craftsmanship. I have been told that this temple was constructed about seven centuries ago. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and did not find it very crowded. Visitors should comply with the usual Thai dress code. We took a tuk tuk from our hotel near the Night Bazaar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This temple located in the middle of Chiang Mai town. So you can walk from the Chiang Mai walking street. This temple will located at the end of the alley. You can easily go by local Tuk Tuk or red bus. You will find the statue in front of the temple building, ensure to dress properly before enter inside the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It's nice to have a walk, but significantly smaller than the other one... Still nice to visit, just not so impressive as I expected

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