Wat Phra Singh

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5 expert recommendations


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 →


Fodor's Tick Choice

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

Don't be surprised if a student monk approaches you to practice his English.

Frommer's 34

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


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 →

Visitors should dress modestly (clothing covering shoulders and knees).

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 →

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