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Address: Singharat Road | Phra Sing Subdistrict, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 94 740 2294
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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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Absolutely amazing

Of course there are many temples in Thailand and even enough just in Chiang Mai itself, but the Wat Phra Singh is truly beautiful, especially the small temple in the back (on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Of course there are many temples in Thailand and even enough just in Chiang Mai itself, but the Wat Phra Singh is truly beautiful, especially the small temple in the back (on the left) is very special: frescos, sculpted woodwork, golden Bouddhas (very old from Sri Lanka so it seems...). One could stay here a long time just to watch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location to visit then catch the red trucks up the mountain. They have active monks so it is interesting to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must stop - it's like. Go early as it gets really crowded since this Wat is part of all major itinerary. If you're staying near this Wat, drop by in the evening as well - it gives a completely different lighting perspective.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For me, it was the best Wat in Chiang Mai. Very peaceful and you can sit and meditate for as long as you like.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

well worth spending some time to walk around and soak up the Lanna architecture and feel for this place - quite special

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of gold!!! Beautiful temple. Very few tourists during lunch time. Fantastic place for photos. Easy to find a tuck tuck at the exit of the temple or walk to other temples in the old city. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The largest temple in Chiang Mai is located near Suan Dok Gate ( west gate ). The main entrance faces the Sunday Night Walking Street aka Sunday Night Market. ( Rachadamnoen Road ). Behind the temple are many small shrines and one of them houses the wax figure of the late Abbot Chan Kusalo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There will be people who probably only want to see one temple and that is it. Personally I like seeing them as there is always something different in each one and they are beautiful places that are always able to provide you with the chance to switch off and relax. This temple certainly allowed for that during our visit. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is not the biggest temple site you will see in Thailand, but one of the most beautiful. It affords you the chance to see the Lanna style architecture up close, and has a wonderful main assembly hall and library. The pictures you can take with multiple structures in them are breathtaking and easy with the size of the site... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and peaceful. Shame about the conduct of some tourists who didn't respect the dress code and found it more interesting to mess about with mobile phones whilst monks were engaged in an act of devotion.

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