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Wat Phra Singh Temple in Chiang Mai

Visit to Wat Phra Singh Temple in Chiang Mai: our experience

During our trip to Thailand, we decided to visit Chiang Mai, the "Rose of the North." Among the many tourist attractions in the city, the Wat Phra Singh Temple is considered one of the most important and visited. Therefore, we could not fail to include it in our itinerary. In this article, we will share our experience visiting this incredible temple.

Statue at the entrance of the Temple
Side view of the Temple

Architecture and history of Wat Phra Singh Temple

The Wat Phra Singh Temple is a Buddhist temple dating back to the 14th century and is dedicated to the Buddha of the court, Phra Singh. The temple features a blend of architectural styles and is one of the most notable examples of Lanna architecture in Thailand. Upon arriving at the temple, we were impressed by the beauty of the buildings and decorations, as well as the feeling of peace and tranquility that surrounded us.

The Phra Buddha Sihing statue inside Wihan Lai Kham

Exploring the Wat Phra Singh Temple

The temple complex consists of several buildings, each with a different function. We started our visit with the Viharn Lai Kham, the main building of the temple, which contains the Phra Buddha Sihing statue, considered one of the most beautiful and sacred in the country. The statue is made of golden bronze and features a typical Lanna art style with smooth and elegant features.

Buddha in the Vihan Luang building
Wooden panel

Next, we visited the Ho Trai, the temple's library, which houses ancient manuscripts and important literary works. The building is decorated with hand-carved wooden panels that depict scenes from the life of Buddha. We were impressed by the richness of detail and art in each of the panels.

Temple complex of Wat Phra Singh

Continuing our visit, we arrived at the Wihan Luang, an imposing building that houses several images of Buddha and other important religious figures. The building is decorated with colorful and intricate fabrics, which give a unique and vibrant touch to the space. We were amazed by the sacred and tranquil atmosphere we felt when entering this building.

Walk through the temple gardens

Finally, we explored the temple gardens, which feature a wide variety of plants and flowers, as well as a fountain and Buddha sculptures. This was the perfect place to relax and absorb all the beauty of the temple and the surrounding nature.

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Main Chedi of Wat Phra Singh Temple

An unforgettable and enriching experience

In summary, our visit to the Wat Phra Singh Temple in Chiang Mai was an unforgettable and enriching experience. We were impressed by the richness of Thai culture and history present in the temple, as well as the architectural and decorative beauty of the complex

If you are planning a trip to Chiang Mai, be sure to include the Wat Phra Singh Temple in your itinerary - it is definitely one of the most impressive sites in the city.

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