Wat Phra Singh

Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai

Wat Phra Singh
4.5
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
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This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty.
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,069 contributions
May 2022
The temple is located in the western part of the old city, was built in the last part of the 14th century and and then much renovated in the 19thcentury. It is one of the most popular temples in the old city and the big golden pagoda is perhaps the main attraction. It is well worth a visit.
Written June 5, 2022
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Edward M
Alexandria, VA159 contributions
Dec 2019
Perhaps the finest wat in the city of wats. Visually stunning are the gilded stupas. Its interior is most impressive too. But possibly more alluring are the darkened, red-tinted interior rooms a few steps away, with their fine mosaics and throngs of praying monks.

For a special treat, check out the gong off to the left when facing the main golden temple. Parts of its have been worn to a bright hue by the hands of countless penitents. Between it and the golden spires are attractive rods of evocative bells. A block further left and back are the barracks for young monks.

Foreigners pay a small fee when entering. The steps of the main gold building is a good place to rest, and sight-see visitors from around the world.

The wat is right off busy Singharaf Road, with its many restaurants.
Written January 13, 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand939 contributions
Mar 2019
The first one is Wat Phra Singh. Its three main structures are all stunning with their gliding rooftops, opulently curved external walls, and beautifully decorated paintings inside. The entrance fee is only ฿20 per person. Wat Phra Singh is known as “The monastery of the Lion Buddha” and is also considered as the most attractive temple in Chiang Mai. Wat Phra Singh houses a number of highly revered and very old Buddha images.
Written February 22, 2020
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nyusz44
London, UK103 contributions
Mar 2020
The entrance fee was 40 bahts but it is really worth to visit. We have 'only' seen it during the day. The golden chedi was so beautiful! There is a reclining buddha in one of the buildings - obviously not as big as the one in Bangkok but it is worth to see it.
The main building was under reconstruction but still, there is plenty to see and wander around.
Written April 2, 2020
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,983 contributions
Feb 2020
You can see why it's so crowded at the Gold Temple. The structures are beautiful and ornate. We were there on a sunny day, as part of our tour and despite the crowd I was [enchanted with the beauty of the entire place, but especially the Golden Temple. In one of the temples there are10 very lifelike statues of sitting Buddhist monks.

It was Makha Bucha Day the day I went to visit which is an important Buddhist festival. There were many devotees praying and chanting with the monks. It was very interesting to see. The usual dress code for temples is in effect here.
Written February 15, 2020
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tohxinru
Singapore, Singapore1,317 contributions
Jan 2020
This was a nice wat to drop by as part of a walking tour around the Old City. (I would recommend having a meal at the nearby It's Good Kitchen for Thai food or Goodsouls Kitchen for vegan food.) Part of the wat was undergoing construction work when I visited on 1 Jan 2020. I personally felt that the golden chedi in Doi Suthep Wat Phrathat was more impressive. 
Written January 14, 2020
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Magellanic47
Bangkok, Thailand1,049 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
Unexpected.. Thats for sure.. Despite other photos that i have seen about this Wat.. Nothing prepares you for the sight of such a large edifice covered in gold. Shiny.. Active worshipers flowing through and curious tourists all intermingle with gentle hints of insence wafting past and an airplane taking off.. (the airport is about 6km away).. I would make this a must see if you do find yourself in Chiang Mai in the near future.
Written October 26, 2020
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Myra Brian
Las Vegas, NV18 contributions
Dec 2019
Wasn't as "special" or different as I had imagined, but is still very nice. Plenty of tourists in the main area, but quite quiet just a few meters away around the compound, with some nice seats in the shade at the back. The entrance was a bit chaotic with cars coming in and out. They charged s small entry fee. Courtyard had s small market of food and clothing articles. I most enjoyed the old black and white photos of Chiang Mai (1920-1950) hanging inside.
Written January 3, 2020
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Traveller of the world
1,237 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
I loved this. Big. The gold structures glowed in the sunlight. Huge. Located about a ten to fifteen minute walk from Tha Phae Gate. Straight road. Really nice atmosphere. A lot of Thai families were performing religious rituals which was nice to watch. Highly recommend.
Written December 28, 2021
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Relax788170
7 contributions
Jan 2020
Another stunning temple in Chiang Mai, still cannot get over the fact there are so many, yet all different. They have brilliant carvings, decorations and you can feel the peace and harmony from the buildings. Definitely made with love
Written February 4, 2020
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