Wat Prasat Temple

Wat Prasat Temple, Chiang Mai

Wat Prasat Temple
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Wat Prasat, ancient, serene and sacred
Apr 2019
Wat Prasat is located on Intawaroot Rd across rom Wat Phra Singh, within the old city walls and was probably built at the end of the 16th cenutry. The temple complex has two chedis (pagodas). The ubosot, viharn and one chedi are constructed in a straight line. The Lanna style viharn The classic Lanna style viharn that was built in 1823 is a wooden structure, set on a stone base. It has a steep three tiered roof with chofah (a royal symbol representing the protector garuda) decorating the top ends. The panels on the entrance as well as the pillars are intricately decorated with carved flower motifs in Lanna style. The stairs leading to the entrance of the viharn contain large Nagas (mythological snakes) guarding the building.A unique feature of this temple is the short tunnel that connects the viharn to the chedi behind it. Usually the viharns principal Buddha image is found towards the back of the wall opposite the entrance. At the Wat Prasat the center of the back wall contains an ornately decorated entrance to a short tunnel that leads to the chedi directly behind it. The sitting Buddha image that can partly be seen from the viharn is actually inside the chedi. On either side of the tunnel entrance a number of Buddha images are seated on pedestals about 1 meter high. One of the images is a bronze dating back to 1590, the others are stucco and of a more recent date. Part of the viharns walls are decorated with murals from the early 19th century.

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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,443 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Compared to the other temples in the local area, this one looks and feels much older. One can see this through the lack of straight edges on the buildings and the use of old wooden beams as corner posts.

Not worth making a planned trip for, but if you’re in the local area and you’ve been to see Wat Phra Sing, then this isn’t too far a walk away.

Absolutely no tourists here and the trees surrounding the temple provide shade from the sun with a nice breeze coming through.

The temple on the left as you enter was closed but the older looking one on the right was open and had a monk in it.
Written March 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Betsy Wadden
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,018 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Wat Prasat is located on Intawaroot Rd across rom Wat Phra Singh, within the old city walls and was probably built at the end of the 16th cenutry. The temple complex has two chedis (pagodas). The ubosot, viharn and one chedi are constructed in a straight line.

The Lanna style viharn
The classic Lanna style viharn that was built in 1823 is a wooden structure, set on a stone base. It has a steep three tiered roof with chofah (a royal symbol representing the protector garuda) decorating the top ends. The panels on the entrance as well as the pillars are intricately decorated with carved flower motifs in Lanna style.

The stairs leading to the entrance of the viharn contain large Nagas (mythological snakes) guarding the building.A unique feature of this temple is the short tunnel that connects the viharn to the chedi behind it. Usually the viharns principal Buddha image is found towards the back of the wall opposite the entrance.

At the Wat Prasat the center of the back wall contains an ornately decorated entrance to a short tunnel that leads to the chedi directly behind it. The sitting Buddha image that can partly be seen from the viharn is actually inside the chedi.

On either side of the tunnel entrance a number of Buddha images are seated on pedestals about 1 meter high. One of the images is a bronze dating back to 1590, the others are stucco and of a more recent date. Part of the viharns walls are decorated with murals from the early 19th century.
Written May 9, 2019
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Helene S
Houston, TX1,762 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Beautiful Lanna architecture and sacred Buddha near Wat Phra Sing. Easy to find on our temple visit day.
Written June 29, 2018
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JameAndDare
Woodstock, Canada3,930 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
This temple is very small and there isn't too much to it. If you are in the area or it's on your way then by all means, check it out, but there isn't too much to see here. It has a nice altar where people have set out food, drinks, and flowers for offerings. You can walk into the wat as well, but all there really is inside is a little back room with some Buddha statues inside. You definitely can feel the peacefulness and tranquillity here, but there isn't much that you can not experience at other temples.
Written March 4, 2018
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Travelpeppy
Bangkok, Thailand490 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Architecture of temple was good. The temple was neat and clean. you will find many monks chanting here.
Written December 31, 2016
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Ritu V
New Delhi, India358 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
The temple was huge and beautifully decorated. There is a aroma of holy smoke every where. Dragons structure was good.
Written December 31, 2016
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Trevor S
Ripley, UK407 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
Shame that part is shut for repair
the working part is small but pleasant
well worth a visit especially as there are at least five other nice temples within walking distance
Written May 4, 2015
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