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Wat Phra Singh

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Wat Suan Dok

Both Wat Phra Singh and Wat Suan Dok are endorsed by professional reviewers. Overall, Wat Phra Singh ranks significantly higher than Wat Suan Dok. Wat Phra Singh comes in at 97 with approval from 5 reviewers such as Afar Magazine, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

Both Wat Phra Singh and Wat Suan Dok are endorsed by professional reviewers. Overall, Wat Phra Singh ranks significantly higher than Wat Suan Dok. Wat Phra Singh comes in at 97 with approval from 5 reviewers such as Afar Magazine, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Chiang Mai
location

Singharat Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

endorsements
  • 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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86
#4 in Chiang Mai

On Suthep Road, west of the Old City, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    Wat Suan Dok. It's said to have been built on the site where bones of Lord Buddha were found. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    This complex is special less for its architecture (the buildings, though monumental, are undistinguished) than for its contemplative spirit and pleasant surroundings. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Built on a former flower garden in 1373, this plain-jane temple has a photogenic collection of whitewashed chedi. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Wat Suan Dok is, perhaps, the most bucolic of Chiang Mai's temples, as it was built in the 14C in the gardens of King Mengrai. Full Review →

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