Wat Phra Singh (Wat Phra Sing Waramahawihan)
The temple consists of many buildings, but the most spectacular is the golden wihan that houses the Phra Singh. Look for classic Lanna architectural features like the three-tiered roof, white chedi with an octagonal base, and lion statues guarding the entrance. It is possible to go inside to see the Buddha statue, just remember to remove your shoes first.
Wat Phra Singh is an active temple and lucky visitors may see chanting monks or a blessing ceremony. Many novice monks study here and are happy to practice their English by sitting and chatting with tourists in the temple gardens.
The suggested donation is 20B
Tours & Tickets
Delve into the royal and cultural history of northern Thailand on this private half-day tour. Start at Wat Phra Singh (Temple of the Lion Buddha), considered ... Read more
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)