The Phra Singh Temple, the Ssangyong Temple and the Great Buddhist Pagoda Temple are called the “Three Great Temples of Chiang Mai” and are located at the western end of the ancient city of Chiang Mai. The temple was built in 1345 by King Phayu to commemorate his father. It was later expanded several times and is known for its awe-inpisiring Buddha statue. The decorations in the temple are splendid, with many exquisite wood carvings and murals narrating Buddhist stories. They are detailed, exquisite and lifelike and worthy of careful viewing. Phra Singh Temple are full of lush trees and rich with incense. There are many tourists here. If you visit here in the morning and evening during scripture time, you will see the monks chanting the Buddhist scriptures. They look very devout.
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Wat Phra Singh is the largest and the most popular temple in Chiang Mai. Its name comes from the Phra Buddha Sihing. The classical building of Depositary of Buddhist Texts - Ho Trai embodies the traditional art of Northern Thailand. It is widely hailed as the pearl of Lan Na architecture.
Wat Phra Singh also names Wat Phra Singh Worawihan. It has long history and therefore becomes the landmark of Chiang Mai. The temple has exquisite murals. The edge of roof stands some golden dragons. Carved patterns on the external wall are glittering. There is a pagoda inside the temple. On the top is a crystal lotus given by the King of Siam. There is a pagoda inside the temple. On the top is a crystal lotus given by the King of Siam.
Temples aren’t my thing to be honest but since I was in Chiang Mai, temple was a must! Went here because this was one of the famous temples in Chiang Mai. You need to pay around 20 bath and for girls, don’t wear shorts/short skirts and tank tops. Because you may need to “rent” a scarf and pay extra bit of money. There were Monk wax statues inside the temples. They looked so real. At first, i thought they were real Monks. That made this temple my favorite one.
The Phrasin Temple is also translated as the Temple of Prasin. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai and the most noble temple in Chiang Mai with Chedi Dragon Temple. Founded in 1345 by King Menglai, it was used to worship the ashes of his father. After several expansions, the existing scale was formed.
The temple is surrounded by pines and cypresses, ancient trees are towering, two dragons inlaid with colored glass and fan-shaped glazed tiles, each with 7 faucets, two sides of the stone steps, the dragon head is high, the prestige stern. The early Lanna bronze statues enshrined in the
temple were invited by the neighboring city of Chiang Rai in 1400. The murals of Buddhist stories taken on the walls are vivid, with local ancient costumes and customs as content. Crafted wood carvings are considered to be masterpieces of traditional Thai art in Northern Thailand and are also excellent Buddhist art.