Wat Phra Singh, A famous temple in the ancient city

Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
A famous temple in the ancient city.
Really enjoy all the temples in Chiang Mai.
The only exciting place inside the city of Chiang Mai.
4.2

Introduction

Wat Phra Singh, built in 1345, is the largest temple in the ancient city of Chiang Mai and one of the must-visit attractions for tourists. The most famous part of the temple is the sacred hall that houses the Phra Singh, a lion-shaped Buddha statue. It is the highest-ranking and largest temple in Chiang Mai, alongside Wat Chedi Luang. The temple has undergone several expansions and renovations to reach its present size. It houses the ashes of King Kaewfa and exquisite wooden carvings and murals. The most impressive feature is the gold-plated Phra Singh Buddha statue, which gives the temple its name. The temple also features a library and collection of traditional art. The outside walls are adorned with large advertisements about Buddhism, and two white mythological creatures stand at the entrance. Inside the temple, traditional music is performed while the temple is lit up with decorations. Across the street from Wat Phra Singh is Wat Pha Bong.

Must-go rating

Must go
50%
Generally
50%

Transportation

50%
Self-driving
50%
Bus transportation
Address
Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Opening hours
5:00-20:30
Transportation
Accessible by walking, biking, TUTU car, or tuk-tuk.