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Wat Phra Singh

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Address: Singharat Road | Phra Sing Subdistrict, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Phone Number: 0947402294
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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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Peaceful setting in the heart of town

The Wat here is lovely but very similar to other Wats in the town, the interior is gorgeous and the lacquer work beautiful. This is also the site for a Buddhist University and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Wat here is lovely but very similar to other Wats in the town, the interior is gorgeous and the lacquer work beautiful. This is also the site for a Buddhist University and the most interesting part of the visit was talking to some of the young students and helping them with some of their questions. The grounds are peaceful... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tourist souvenirs sold here are off a better quality and packaging, but not much bargaining is allowed as most are fixed price

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You would missed the huge architecture of this history rich temple. Lovely compound, well kept, clean, orderly and calm abiding for a short meditation if desires.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't miss Wat Phra Singh. It has the largest plot of land of all the temples in old town. The grounds are worth a visit by themselves, with massed trees and flowers bisected by brick walkways, and little courtyards. The main temple buildings have the usual dragon entrances and gorgeous Buddha alters, with huge ceilings and interesting walls. But it's... More 

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Hue, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Also go at night just after ark to see it in a beautiful light. Be sure to walk all the way to the back to see every good vista. Been here many dozens of times...

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Herndon, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This wonderful temple complex is worth visiting for 30 to 45 minutes. We just strolled around, and also spent a little time in the largest temple. Only 20bht (for foreigners).

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Thank Adam F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As title suggests we have seen a few temples and this one is nice but seen more impressive offerings. This one also charges to enter. Only 20baht though!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Wat is about 20 minutes outside Chiang Mai. Amazing place with many, many photo ops. Architecture was really memorable. Small entrance fee, can't remember how much. Also, restroom are present on the grounds. Peaceful walks through the gardens and some very eerie statues.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice working Wat and school. Small fee to get in. I think that's why there weren't any mainland tourists (from the big country up north) there. Nice to get away from the pushing and shouting they're infamous for. Easy to find, lots of restaurants along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it, so many fab things to look at. Pictures were Amazing. And great memories too. We visited a good number of temples that same day, and did it via a text who waited for us at each one. Ideal

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