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Wat Phra Singh

With the exception of the elaborately sculpted front gate – which will likely catch your attention and draw you inside – the unassuming façade of Wat Phra Singh belies a fascinating world of Lanna art and a history dating back to the 14th Century.

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The main viharn (chapel) was used to enshrine the sacred Phra Singh Buddha image, until it relocated to Chiang Mai and was replaced by an exact replica.

Upon taking a closer look, you will see that the viharn itself is adorned with intricate hand-carved details, gilded fretworks, mirror decorations and sculptures of mythical animals. Before stepping inside, have a look at the viharn’s front door. Designed by successful Lanna artist Tawan Duchanee, it tells the story of the four elements – wind, fire, water, earth – through four mythical creatures: the Garuda, lion (singh), naga serpent and elephant.

Location: Singha Klai Road, near Overbrook Hospital, four blocks north of the Clock Tower
How to get there: Hire a songtaew or rent a motorcycle

2 Samlarn Rd
Phra Sing
Mueang Chiang Mai District
Chiang Mai 50280

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