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Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai

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Religious Site
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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  • No doubt, a beautiful complex that you definitely agree to review when you are in Chiang Mai. But see all the temples you will not succeed, there are so many ...
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  • A Temple very interesting in many ways: of course the Buddhas, the fervor of the Thais but also because there is a school within its walls. In the playground, we must spend the night because radio-hook are organized and it's really interesting to follow these competitions which are part of Thai culture.
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  • Dae for Thai very important temple is very worth a visit. It is a bit on the outside of the old city, but that should be no problem. Go early in the morning, especially when the Thai itself. You can on a bench the devout life of them.
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  • Good place to start out Temple exploration in Chiangmai! The temple is beautiful, and the golden (actually plastic in gold color) tower just wowed us. However, you might not really need to spend 20b to go inside... its soso. Remember to try the SP chicken just around the corner !
  • The best part of temples in Thailand is that they are a living community. Monks and people that care for them live in the temple complex. It gives a more concrete and grounded feeling to the religion. This temple is no exception.
  • Very good place and it has a great history of Chiang-mai town. The hall of Tripitaka is very old but has a great cultural value.
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  • Lovely place to visit! Well worth going if your out and about in the town.