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Wat Chiang Man

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Wat Phra Singh

Both Wat Chiang Man and Wat Phra Singh are praised by professional reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Wat Phra Singh is preferred by most writers compared to Wat Chiang Man. Wat Phra Singh ranks #1 in Chiang Mai with praise from 5 publications such as Lonely Planet, Michelin Guide and Fodor's.

Both Wat Chiang Man and Wat Phra Singh are praised by professional reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Wat Phra Singh is preferred by most writers compared to Wat Chiang Man. Wat Phra Singh ranks #1 in Chiang Mai with praise from 5 publications such as Lonely Planet, Michelin Guide and Fodor's.

tripexpert score
86
#5 in Chiang Mai
location

Ratchaphakhinai Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

endorsements
  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    Chiang Mai's oldest monastery, dating from 1296, is typical of northern Thai architecture. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Thought to be Chiang Mai's oldest wat, this was built during the 14th century by King Mengrai, the founder of Chiang Mai, on the spot where he first camped. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    The temple contains two famous Buddhas, which reside in the small sanctuary to the right of the main chapel. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Wat Chiang Man was built by the city's founder, King Mengrai, which makes it the oldest temple in Chiang Mai (13C). Full Review →

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#1 in Chiang Mai

Singharat Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The beautifully decorated wat contains the Phra Singh Buddha, with a serene and benevolent expression. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    One of the more venerated temples in the city. It is still the focus of many important religious ceremonies. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Wat Phra Singh draws pilgrims and sightseers for its resident Buddha and its classic Lanna art and architecture. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Founded in 1345 by King Pa Yo, the temple comprises a number of different buildings in the Lan Na style, which have been richly decorated by local wood carvers. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    An architectural feast and the most significant royal temple of Chiang Mai. Adorned in gold and decorated with elaborate reliefs and nagas. Full Review →

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