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“Very well known”
Review of Wat Phra Singh

Wat Phra Singh
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Owner description: This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty.
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“Very well known”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is one of the most commonly visited wats, and it's always busy. A good place to see a 'regular' wat being used, not just looked at. It was also one of the few wats where I noticed tourists being given the evil eye'. Please dress and behave appropriately! (There are signs everywhere so there's no excuse)

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful Temple”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

don't for get to visit Wat Phra Singh. Beautiful temple and located at the very ended of the Sunday walking street.

Visited May 2013
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“Strange and wonderful”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

There are a lot of temples in Chiang Mai. A LOT. You will lose track of which ones you have seen. But this one will definitely stand out. The grounds are lovely, the temples amazing. The carving is astounding.
I found the wax (?) figures of the dead buddhist spiritual leaders both creepy and interesting. They are very lifelike. It is interesting to watch the visitors' veneration of the figures and I'm sure the Thai people would find images of Jesus on the cross equally unsettling.

Visited July 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Have to see this on Trip to Chiang Mai”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

It is in the mountains above Chiang Mai and it is one of the sites you must visit on your trip. Take the lift up from the parking lot and on way back walk down the steps, it is not too difficult

Visited April 2013
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“Great Temple”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

If you are a photographer, come twice. The temple looks lovely both day and night. I was walking by when I heard evening prayers being chanted. I stopped in to listen and came back the next day to visit it in the day light as well. Beautiful.

Visited April 2013
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