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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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Number 1 Temple in Chiang Mai

Beautiful place of history. Women please wear appropriate clothing. This place reminded me personally how history repeats itself, as in how a mother raises their daughter, be it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful place of history. Women please wear appropriate clothing. This place reminded me personally how history repeats itself, as in how a mother raises their daughter, be it bad or good, a repeat cycle throughout family generations and how parents should lead their children to temples. The temple has monks for blessings and families locally spend half a day to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved this wat. Everything was beautiful, there was so much gold everywhere, so much ornate detail to look at. And many little things to do ie hanging a bell with your name, talking to monks, etc

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Can get busy.throughout the day. The golden stupus are amazing and make some great photos.There are lots of Tuk Tuk drivers wanting trade and they can get a bit annoying, but once you get away from the entrance it is ok. You do have to pay 20bht to go into the main temple.

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Moranbah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful temple although not a religious person I found myself sitting in front of Buddha statues in peaceful solitude. I was quite surprised.be sure to take your time wondering through the grounds.make sure you find the trees that have Buddha quotations they're in Thai and English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice and central to Chiang Mai city, this gives you a great taste of the spirituality of the city. When we were there, there was a prayer session in front of the Big Golden Buddha, and also the area has a few golden temples as well that you can get into for a very small "donation". I enjoyed it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Of the temples visited this was the most touristy. Despite that, the temple is still beautiful and amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place. Really enjoyable time wandering around both during the day and the evening. Lots to see and surrounded by lush foliage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit more crowded than the rest of the wats in Chiang mai, but nothing compared to Bangkok Really beautiful wat

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful temple like all the Wat's I visited. Beautiful inside and out. Plenty of smaller Wat's around the main temple to see. This Wat is in the old city and one of the most popular to see. The temple is beautiful but the gold Pagoda is the this to see. It'll take your breath away. Must see.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quiet temple. There are some great details to the building and it is worth going to see it. Don't forget to wear socks if you're uncomfortable with walking around barefoot as temples in Thailand do not allow shoes inside.

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