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Wat Phra Singh

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Address: Singharat Road | Phra Sing Subdistrict, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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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If you're going to a temple this one is awesome

It says Foreigners must buy a ticket but no one asked to see ours. Rough ride up the mountain. Might take Dramamine!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It says Foreigners must buy a ticket but no one asked to see ours. Rough ride up the mountain. Might take Dramamine!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right next door to our accommodation so we walked thru quite a few times. Beautiful chedi and buildings and very active temple

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit as soon as it opens.. and you'll have place pretty much to yourself. Must see when in Chiang Mai.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This large Temple is currently expanding and also houses many Buddhist monks. The major difference is the exquisite alabaster/white statue in the main building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If in Chiang Mai, this a must to visit, it is truly beautiful with some fantastic entrances to the temples. The gold tower is amasing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful laid back wat. Maybe the prettiest in the old city. And they have monk chat, where you can sit down and converse with the monks. We did this for some time and it was quite enlightening (no put intended) in regards to buddhism and the monks' lives.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple itself is amazing, but at the time that I went I saw it come to life with prayers, offerings, chanting...it was an amazing experience and the first wat I visited where I didn't feel as if it were staged for tourists (despite the farang entrance fee). Lots of restaurants, food stalls and nice shopping nearby, too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When I visit a different country I like to immerse myself into its culture and at least try an gain an appreciation of the people that live there. What Phra Singh was interesting and well worth the visit. The Thai people are very friendly and polite, they take great pride in their religion and go to great lengths to help... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We hired a red truck driver for 600 bhat to take us for 4 hours up to the park, the temple, waterfall, viewpoint and zoo. Was totally worth it. Take the stairs at the temple, even though there are just over 300... Definitely worth seeing...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The actual wat is impressive (it's the largest in Chiang Mai), but what's behind it is jaw-dropping. There are three gold structures with half an elephant sticking out of each. Be sure to walk around the grounds and perhaps hear someone play the giant gong by stroking the center protrusion with their hands. If played correctly, it sings!

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