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Wat Phra Singh

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Address: Singharat Road | Phra Sing Subdistrict, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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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beautiful wat, and monk chat was enlightening

This is a beautiful laid back wat. Maybe the prettiest in the old city. And they have monk chat, where you can sit down and converse with the monks. We did this for some time... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful laid back wat. Maybe the prettiest in the old city. And they have monk chat, where you can sit down and converse with the monks. We did this for some time and it was quite enlightening (no put intended) in regards to buddhism and the monks' lives.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The temple itself is amazing, but at the time that I went I saw it come to life with prayers, offerings, chanting...it was an amazing experience and the first wat I visited where I didn't feel as if it were staged for tourists (despite the farang entrance fee). Lots of restaurants, food stalls and nice shopping nearby, too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When I visit a different country I like to immerse myself into its culture and at least try an gain an appreciation of the people that live there. What Phra Singh was interesting and well worth the visit. The Thai people are very friendly and polite, they take great pride in their religion and go to great lengths to help... More 

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Thank Phillip S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We hired a red truck driver for 600 bhat to take us for 4 hours up to the park, the temple, waterfall, viewpoint and zoo. Was totally worth it. Take the stairs at the temple, even though there are just over 300... Definitely worth seeing...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The actual wat is impressive (it's the largest in Chiang Mai), but what's behind it is jaw-dropping. There are three gold structures with half an elephant sticking out of each. Be sure to walk around the grounds and perhaps hear someone play the giant gong by stroking the center protrusion with their hands. If played correctly, it sings!

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Thank Helen711
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing location up in the mountains. There are good food stalls to buy lunch or an ice cream up there. Beautiful and well worth a visit. There are sarongs available to hire for a small fee if tourists are inappropriately dressed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a guide who took us around and gave us all the details of this Wat. It was beautiful to look at, and we asked about the gold on the temples. He said they were gold plated. Not sure I believed this, so I googled it. Most of the temples seem to be gold painted as far as I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wat Phraya Singh on the edge of the old city is a tourist draw. The wat has obviously money to upgrade the buildings and maintain the grounds. There is also school for the underprivileged attached to the wat. The gold will blind you. For westerner, such display of wealth seems wrong for temple, but for the Thais, nothing seems to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple is nice and located in town which near Sunday walking street so if you stay in town there are so many temple don't miss it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really unique golden jedi and such, though no need to go into the main temple. The grounds are far more interesting and unique. Monk chats taking place outside as well.

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