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Wat Phra Singh

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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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Lesson with little monks

We visited the temple on Sunday evening at around 6pm, it happened that the little monks were having lesson at the main chedi, and we joined them for a session sitting at the back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's not hard to find beautiful temples in Chiang Mai, though Wat Phra Singh is special in that it's big, old, and has extra meaning to locals. Definitely worth checking out!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One of the many wats in Chiang Mai. Standard golden carving at top of the main building wall (main entrance) area. Some tourist activities such as pouring water into a bowl from a dragon headed pipe - signifying luck. Good wooden structure architecture typical of wat construction in Thailand - with some Chinese influence.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Yeah, it's nice. But after visiting so many temples it looks just one more, nothing impressive. It can be the most known one in Chiang Mai, ok. Checked. Next one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the temple on Sunday evening at around 6pm, it happened that the little monks were having lesson at the main chedi, and we joined them for a session sitting at the back of the temple. The experience was quite meditative. We were amused watching a little monk falling asleep during the lesson. A great place to visit before... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This temple is very nice. It's the typical, average temple you'd see in South East Asia. Once you see a temple or two you've seen them all. Don't come to Chiang Mai for the temples. Come for the Elephant/Tiger experience and the tranquility of getting away from the busier Bangkok.

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Kathu, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Also a must see in Chiang Mai, has nice temples and, you can reach it from the Ratchadamnoen road from the Talang gate. it is a nice walking street which is the place for the sunday walking market. During the day this street offers you shops, restaurants and temples. So to start a the the Talang gate is a nice... More 

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Dameron, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited Wat Phra Singh in mid-April. It is one of the landmark "Must sees" if visiting Old City Chiang Mai. Impressive out buildings, chedi's and restrooms are nearby. While it is a must see, I have seen other Wats that are more beautiful - but, it is still a large complex and well worth a visit.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

As others have stated, standard Buddhist temple. No doubt it will hold more meaning for practicing Buddhists, but if you're not of that faith then the site itself is not impressive. People say to come here to see the Buddha statues, so it's really a 3-5 minute stop, at most, if you absolutely must visit. Not much to see here.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Functioning Wat. FOREIGNERS PAY AN ADMISSION FEE. Main wat, was average - lost of gold and images of Buddha and of Buddhism. The older wat on the side was great, with murals, and peaceful. The toilet was SUPER CLEAN, but for a "donation". Wear proper attire.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If you love temples you might like it, but if you had seen one, you pretty much seen them all. Really commercial but it's a bit more serene than Wat Phra Doi Suthep.

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

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