Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai

Walk around the grounds of a 14th-century Buddhist temple at Wat Phra Singh. With impressive buildings setting an atmosphere of royalty and reverence, this site has been officially deemed a temple of the first grade since 1935. An ornate Buddha statue reputedly from Ceylon, with a complex and rather mysterious history, takes pride of place in the main temple building. Admire the delicate artistry of the many murals and the simple beauty of the quiet grounds as the monks go about their daily routine. Using our custom trip planner, Chiang Mai attractions like Wat Phra Singh can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    There is a 1000 years old Budda brought from Sri Lanka by one of the previous Thai Kings. Certainly worth visiting while in the city.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    If you really want to delve into the Thai tradition and history, Wat Phra Sing is an absolute must. It houses the oldest and largest Chedi in the city, and no building inside the moat may be higher, i...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Loved the temple - they are very strict with covering below your knees and shoulders! Especially when the monks hold a meditation session- mostly women were targeted. Just a heads up. Other than that ...  more »
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  • September 7, 2017
    Thus temple show you the history of chaing mai and the culture of this town with Buddha , one of the buggiest temples in the chaing mai .. the entrance fee is 20 baht which worthy compering of what you will see inside .. the design of this temple is amazing and big ,,, recommended
  • May 26, 2017
    which is the most admired temple in Chiang Mai, entry 20 bath, beautiful murals. The temple holds a significant Buddha statue: the Phra Buddha Sihing. A huge golden shiny pagoda, “supported” by elephants is also found at the back of the main shrine, the view of it is super wow. Great place for pictures.
  • June 6, 2017
    Big Buddhist temple, Foreigner need to pay 20 baht for entrance into main praying hall, walking around the temple is free. The donation is used to maintain and upgrade of this temple. Very nice and beautiful temple.
  • June 2, 2017
    Beautiful old temple. One of the nicest in Chiang Mai. The grounds are bigger than you think. Make sure you go behind the main temple at the entrance to see the golden spires behind
  • September 1, 2017
    Big and special... Breathing of centuries... Breathtaking golden elephants)

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