Wat Phra Singh
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
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This temple was built in 1345 under King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty.
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  • Linda K
    Wales, United Kingdom757 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful golden stupa
    This is a large busy site with market stalls and plenty of tourists. Entry is free. There are a number of temples and a glorious, large golden stupa. There’s also a golden reclining Buddha. Lots of temples, a beautiful site and one worth visiting.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Paul E
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and Amazing
    This is a fantastic temple and a must see in the city. There are many small temples in the grounds. I am constantly surprised at the excellant condition of the Thai temples, given the rainy season and constant hot weather
    Visited August 2023
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,632 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Major religious site in Chiang Mai
    Wat Phra Singh is perhaps the largest Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. The huge, encompassing main temple adds another layer of religiosity to the northern Thai city. The equally sizable golden stupa is another highlight. Popular among both locals and tourists, it is representative of the Lanna culture.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Food Paradise Network
    Bali, Indonesia49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gold Temple in Chiang Mai
    Overall rating: 7/10 ⭐️ Best time to visit: Late afternoon, at 4-5pm Best to reach by: GRAB or walk if you are just close by What to expect: Cultural experience to a religious temple with gold architecture. Not a big temple but worth a stop by. Comments: Beautiful temple in the heart of Chiang Mai. It's nice to stop by for a while. Best to come by GRAB, because it's still in the heart of the city, and not that expensive (cheaper than if you ride the tuktuk). They have really impressive gold architecture. We recommend coming late in the afternoon for good views (because it's not hot), and you can also see some locals praying, providing a cultural experience.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 November 2023
  • singhasam
    Weymouth, United Kingdom4,022 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of Chiang Mai's finest temples.
    EVERY time I come to Chiang Mai I always visit Wat Phra Singh because the temple is such a striking place to come to. Work to build it began nearly seven centuries ago and construction or renovation has ebbed and flowed ever since. I particularly like the golden elephants half emerging on each side of the main chedi. Take the time just to sit down on one side and enjoy the site for the visual pleasure it gives. Wat Phra Singh can be easily reached since it is roughly in the centre of the Old City and every tuktuk or taxi driver knows it. Should not cost more than 100 baht (about £2.40) to get there.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 November 2023
  • Dan K
    The Hague, The Netherlands8,538 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Second most impressive temple in the Old Town
    I’d say second most impressive temple in Chiang Mai’s Old Town after watChedi Luang. Built in 1345, it’s still in use today. There was a ceremony in the Wigan, which was also in the process of being refurbished.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 December 2023
  • 253SA
    Singapore, Singapore3,229 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elegant and grand temple
    If for some reason, you have only time to visit one temple in Chiang Mai, then Wat Phra Singh, located in the western part of the old city centre, must be THAT temple. The grandeur and beauty of this place of worship can be seen well before you even enter its hallowed grounds. From afar, you can spot the golden stupas and beautiful rooftops. This is an important temple, judging by the endless lines of visitors because the premises is housing a sacred Buddha statue. Hence, it's important to dress properly, ie , no tank tops or short-shorts. And after you have paid your respect, tt's also a marketplace where vendors set up shop to sell their various wares.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 January 2024
  • Hoody M
    Toronto, Canada138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    What an amazing place !!! Manet temples in Chiang Mai… This one is not to be missed. Over 300 steps to climb up to the temple, we’ll worth the effort. Further more - great view of Chiang Mai from top of the mountain
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 January 2024
  • tanyak66
    Bridgetown, Australia93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome!!
    Spectacular temple within walking distance of our accommodation in Old Town Chiang Mai. The gold on the dome is so ornate and beautifully smooth. We were able to watch monks chanting, around lunchtime. There are a few smaller temples too. One has 10 wax monks sitting in prayer mode. They are SO life like- had me fooled when I first entered! My daughters lived the 'temple cat' who was fast asleep on a pile of prayer matts. Beautiful inside and out!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 February 2024
  • 136Jean
    Nottingham, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beauty and peace
    Such a beautiful atmospheric temple to visit, our guide was so interesting explaining all the parts of it (well worth having) we visited late afternoon were able to see and hear the monks chanting and receive a blessing. we used the funicular to reach it as its around 300 steep steps otherwise. Great city views if it is clear
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2024
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Niranjanbi
Singapore, Singapore52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Visited this place during April 24, it is a must visit place in Chiang Mai. Architecture of the temple makes it unique. Mindset of people or monks in and around are very nice.
Written 1 May 2024
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Martin H
Hong Kong, China922 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a beautiful wat from the outside and houses some fine, richly adorned, Buddha statutes. There are some other beautiful shrines behind the main wat. If you only want to see one wat, make this the one.
Written 22 April 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This Thai temple has been around since the 14th century and granted the status of a royal temple by King Ananda Mahidol in 1935. During the annual Phra Buddha Sihing from the temple is carried through the streets of Chiang Mai in a religious procession.

The golden Kulai chedi at the rear of the complex houses relics, although it's unclear if these are Buddha relics.

A very popular and photogenic temple to visit.
Written 20 April 2024
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James I
New York City, NY576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
One of the larger temple areas in the city, it gets rather crowded here. However, the quiet nature of temples and the garden area on the grounds here help preserve the peace. The most striking feature here for me was the smaller building towards the back that was completely coated in gold. Very easily found and within walking distance of most places in the inner part of Chiang Mai.
Written 1 March 2024
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136Jean
Nottingham, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Such a beautiful atmospheric temple to visit, our guide was so interesting explaining all the parts of it (well worth having) we visited late afternoon were able to see and hear the monks chanting and receive a blessing. we used the funicular to reach it as its around 300 steep steps otherwise. Great city views if it is clear
Written 24 February 2024
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tanyak66
Bridgetown, Australia93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Spectacular temple within walking distance of our accommodation in Old Town Chiang Mai. The gold on the dome is so ornate and beautifully smooth. We were able to watch monks chanting, around lunchtime. There are a few smaller temples too. One has 10 wax monks sitting in prayer mode. They are SO life like- had me fooled when I first entered! My daughters lived the 'temple cat' who was fast asleep on a pile of prayer matts. Beautiful inside and out!
Written 23 February 2024
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Hoody M
Toronto, Canada138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
What an amazing place !!!
Manet temples in Chiang Mai… This one is not to be missed.
Over 300 steps to climb up to the temple, we’ll worth the effort.
Further more - great view of Chiang Mai from top of the mountain
Written 27 January 2024
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Yann Renaud
Switzerland824 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is one of the most popular temple of the city. It is impressive and very golden. The complex is also relatively big. However, I saw more inspiring temples in Chiang Mai.
Written 25 January 2024
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253SA
Singapore, Singapore3,229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
If for some reason, you have only time to visit one temple in Chiang Mai, then Wat Phra Singh, located in the western part of the old city centre, must be THAT temple. The grandeur and beauty of this place of worship can be seen well before you even enter its hallowed grounds. From afar, you can spot the golden stupas and beautiful rooftops. This is an important temple, judging by the endless lines of visitors because the premises is housing a sacred Buddha statue. Hence, it's important to dress properly, ie , no tank tops or short-shorts. And after you have paid your respect, tt's also a marketplace where vendors set up shop to sell their various wares.
Written 7 January 2024
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Aleksandra M
Warsaw, Poland86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
It was the first place we visited in Chiang mai, and we were really impressed. It's one of the most beautiful temples complex in Chiang mai, full of beautiful buildings and monks, with really unique atmosphere.
Written 28 December 2023
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