The majestic Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai

Wat Phra Singh In Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pay a visit to the most revered images of Buddha - Phra Singh
Tourism in Chiang Mai

Rated 4.2/5 (based on 4057 reviews )

See Map

Quick Information

Best time to visit
Apr - Oct
Ideal Duration
6-7 Days
Visa
On Arrival
Starting from
Rs. 8,074
  • Adventure Activities
  • Ideal for friends
  • Religious Tour

About Wat Phra Singh In Chiang Mai

Nestled at the western end of Ratchadamnoen Road, Wat Phra Singh is one of the most venerated temples in Chiang Mai. With its astonishing gilded architecture, immaculately shaped grounds, Lanna-style rooftops which are layered like feathers, this temple is a sight to behold. Erected inside the old city walls, the temple houses one of the revered images of Buddha, called Phra Singh, which draws a huge flock of visitors all year round. The temple is one of the prominent attractions during the month of April when the city celebrates the Thai New Year Festival (Songkran).

History of Wat Phra Singh

Constructed in the year 1345, Wat Phra Singh Temple went into renovation in the 19th century. It is believed that the revered Buddha idol, housed in one of its chapels, came to Thailand from Sri Lanka in the year 1367. Hence, as you try to dig into the history of Wat Phra Singh, you might find that this image of Buddha has a lot of similarities with the images of Thailand in comparison to the other statues of Buddha in Sri Lanka. Interestingly, in addition to that, you can find two identical images of Buddha in the other corner of Thailand, one in Bangkok, while another one in Nakhon Si Thammarat. However, this fact doesn’t fade out its prominence, and the statue still manages to become a focal point during the Songkran Festival.

Attractions of Wat Phra Singh

The venerated temple of Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai has an amazingly crafted chedi (pagoda) which is often wrapped in orange clothes. Rising over the Lanna-style octagonal base, the pagoda was constructed in the year 1345. Besides that, as you wander around the ancient temple to unveil the mystery attached to it, its library decked in Wat Jet Yot style and snuggled in a stucco pavilion just leaves you mesmerized.

In addition to that, the Lai Kam Viharn is another highlight of the temple. Featuring lavish wood carvings, wing-shaped roofs, and numerous stuccos, the assembly hall is the best example of Lanna-style architecture. While the wall murals concocting numerous folklore tales are meant to beguile you to extend the tour for a longer duration.

With so much to explore, and a chance to savor its rich glimpses, the attraction of Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai, Thailand cannot be given a miss on your next tour.

Similar Destinations

Popular Packages

Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.

View All
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Bangkok
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹10,999/-

    ₹12,087/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Bangkok
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹14,200/-

    ₹15,604/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹14,298/-

    ₹17,158/-17% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹14,498/-

    ₹18,123/-20% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹14,498/-

    ₹18,123/-20% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Bangkok
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹14,500/-

    ₹15,934/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Koh Samui
    • Bangkok
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹15,000/-

    ₹18,000/-17% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsCruiseTransfersAirport Pickup-Drop
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹15,000/-

    ₹18,750/-20% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹15,000/-

    ₹16,483/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Bangkok
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹16,000/-

    ₹17,582/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹16,300/-

    ₹18,111/-10% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCruiseTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹16,498/-

    ₹20,623/-20% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingSafariTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Phuket
    • Krabi
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹16,498/-

    ₹18,235/-10% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCruiseTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Phuket
    • Krabi
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹16,500/-

    ₹18,333/-10% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Phuket
    • Bangkok
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹16,500/-

    ₹18,333/-10% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCruiseEntry TicketsAirport TransferShared CoachHotel
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Pattaya
    • Bangkok
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹17,000/-

    ₹20,923/-19% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersSafariAirport Pickup-Drop
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Phuket
    • Bangkok
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹17,035/-

    ₹18,516/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCruiseTransfersAirport Pickup-DropHoneymoon freebies
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Phuket
    • Bangkok
    7 Days & 6 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹17,099/-

    ₹19,949/-14% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsCruiseTransfersAirport Pickup-Drop
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Bangkok
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹17,498/-

    ₹19,229/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Thailand

    Cities:

    • Koh Samui
    • Phuket
    • Bangkok
    7 Days & 6 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹17,500/-

    ₹20,781/-16% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingAirport Pickup-Drop

Places To Visit In Chiang Mai

Let the experts guide you to the best of this mesmerizing destination

View All
  • Chiang Mai Night Safari In Chiang Mai

    Inspired by the Singapore Night Safari, the Chiang Mai Night Safari, Thailand is also a nocturnal zoo modeled with the same concept. Sprawling over 300 acres, it is considered as one of the biggest nocturnal zoos in the world. Offering an array of really exciting activities, this park lets you enjoy some time in the midst o...

    • Night Safari
    • Nature
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Chiang Mai Zoo In Chiang Mai

    Although one of the underrated places in Thailand, Chiang Mai Zoo offers an incredible experience for its visitors. Chiang Mai Zoo is located at the foothills of Doi Suthep mountain, spread across a lush area of 200-acres. There’s an interesting history behind the Zoo. The Zoo was created when the son of an American mission...

    • Sightseeing
    • Zoo
    • Ideal for families
    • Ideal for friends
    • Adventure Activities
    Read More
  • Elephant Nature Park In Chiang Mai

    Inaugurated in the year 1990, Elephant Nature Park is a wildlife conservation project nestled in Northern Thailand at the province of Chiang Mai. Established with an aim to provide shelter and conserve distressed elephants, this lush green sanctuary located at a distance of 60 km from the city has rescued more than 200 gian...

    • Sightseeing
    • Nature
    • Adventure
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Wat Chedi Luang In Chiang Mai

    Home to the largest Buddhist chedi in the city of Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang is one of the most noteworthy temples of the region. Also referred to as ‘The temple of the Great Stupa’, it used to comprise two more temples- Wat Sukmin and Wat Ho Tham, making it one of the largest temples. And hence, the sprawling site derived...

    • Sightseeing
    • Temple
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal For Family
    Read More
  • Wat Phra Singh In Chiang Mai

    Nestled at the western end of Ratchadamnoen Road, Wat Phra Singh is one of the most venerated temples in Chiang Mai. With its astonishing gilded architecture, immaculately shaped grounds, Lanna-style rooftops which are layered like feathers, this temple is a sight to behold. Erected inside the old city walls, the temple hou...

    • Sightseeing
    • Temple
    • Religious Tour
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More

Things To Do In Chiang Mai

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

View All
  • Songkran Festival In Chiang Mai

    If you are planning to explore Chiang Mai, then Thai New Year- Songkran Festival is the best time to explore the misty mountains of the city. Held between 13th and 15th of April every year, this water festival is one of the most anticipated festivals in Thailand. And, Chiang Mai is famed for hosting one of the biggest celeb...

    • Sightseeing
    • Unlimited Fun
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Loi Krathong Festival In Chiang Mai

    An annual festival celebrated in Thailand by the locals, Loi Krathong festival of lights marks the end of the monsoon season in the country. In the month of November when there is a full moon night, you will see the rivers of Thailand lit up brightly with floating candles. The people of Thailand observe this festival with m...

    • Sightseeing
    • Religious Tour
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Night Bazaar In Chiang Mai

    Popular among tourists as a “shopper’s paradise”, Chiang Mai night bazaar is located on the east side of the city, along the Thanon Chang Khlan road. The shopaholic tourists who visit here do not hesitate in bargaining for their favorite picks at an affordable price. The Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai, Thailand draws in thousan...

    • Sightseeing
    • Night Market.
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Hiking At Doi Inthanon National Park In Chiang Mai

    Fringed with majestic mountains, alluring valleys, hill-tribe villages, and terraced rice fields along the route of about 47 km, Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai is one of the best places to indulge in tranquility, adventure, and natural beauty simultaneously. Housing the Thailand’s tallest mountain- Doi Inthanon an...

    • Adventure Activities
    • Hiking
    • Nature
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Zip Lining At Flight Of The Gibbon In Chiang Mai

    One of the best zip line experiences in Thailand, Flight of the Gibbon offers this adventure activity for travelers who are looking forward to taste adventure at its best. There are several zip lining courses where you can join or register with a tour company to offer you such services during your trip to Chiang Mai. A day ...

    • Sightseeing
    • Nature
    • Adventure
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More

How To Reach Wat Phra Singh In Chiang Mai

Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers

Our experts would love to create a package just for you!

Fill in your requirements here >

Your Preferences

Where do you want to go?

<>
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

2019

    Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace

    650+

    Verified Agents

    22 Lac+

    Happy Travellers

    65+

    Destinations

    Easy, Secure & Reliable

    Traveltriangle

    Verified

    Stringent

    Quality Control

    24/7

    Support

    Authentic Traveler Reviews

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    C

    Coolmukul

    Hisar

    Coolmukul's 7 days trip to Chiang Mai

    Gud experience . Hepline service is very quick Phi phi island

    MS

    Meenal Sarmalkar

    17

    Meenal's 10 days trip to Chiang Mai

    I visited Bangkok Pattaya trip with my family in November with ASAP holidays. Special thanks to our trip advisor Mr Siddhant Bharadwaj for his patience and cooperation in planning our itenarary and hotels considering my family which consisted of 3 senior citizens. Our local tour coordinator Tikki was also very disciplined and helpful. I look forward to have many more holidays with ASAP holidays. I visited Bangkok Pattaya trip with my family in November with ASAP holidays. Special thanks to our trip advisor Mr Siddhant Bharadwaj for his patience and cooperation in planning our itenarary and hotels considering my family which consisted of 3 senior citizens. Our local tour coordinator Tikki was also very disciplined and helpful. I look forward to have many more holidays with ASAP holidays.

    R

    Rahimmemon

    Mumbai

    Rahimmemon's 5 days trip to Chiang Mai

    Logistics, planning and services of TRAVELBULLZ was impeccable.

    HK

    Harish Kumar

    Chennai

    Harish's 6 days trip to Chiang Mai

    Had the worst experience in Bangkok , Phuket was good and didn’t had any hiccup . Last day nothing was done as per the travel agenda which was mentioned , no driver came and no sightseeing , it was left free , worst . Will definitely not recommend to anyone in future .

    HK

    Harish Kumar

    Chennai

    Harish's 6 days trip to Chiang Mai

    Had the worst experience in Bangkok , Phuket was good and didn’t had any hiccup . Last day nothing was done as per the travel agenda which was mentioned , no driver came and no sightseeing , it was left free , worst . Will definitely not recommend to anyone in future .

    MS

    MEGHANA S

    Bengaluru

    Meghana's 5 days trip to Chiang Mai

    Trip was memorable. Hotel in Phuket is not up to the mark. It could have been better. Price can be minimized in the package. Island Tour was a really good. Krabi hotel was good.

    OG

    Opg Gaur

    Delhi

    Opg's 5 days trip to Chiang Mai

    Things could be improved. Especially when someone lands first time on airport in Thailand. I was unaware where to go. I rushed from pillar to post to get help in early morning hours. No agent replied back from india or thailand. Although soon it was resolved before I got more panic. Hotel at patrata was not as good as it was in bangkok. Rest trip was pleasant. 7.5/10 Whole trip is memorable...

    A

    Agkmurthy

    Hyderabad

    Agkmurthy's 7 days trip to Chiang Mai

    Sunda Resort is not worth as it is situated in a isolated place. No proper transportation and no restaurant atta chef though Compliment atu break fast served. Lot of restructions. Therefore very unhappy with the Resort. Phi Phi and 4 islands tours.

    SD

    Sayan Dutta

    Kolkata

    Sayan's 6 days trip to Chiang Mai

    Thank you Travelshop18. Really appreciate your service and effort.. My tour goes so smooth.. Phuket Big boat tour is the most memorable tour for me.

    A

    Aishusabuji

    Kochi

    Aishusabuji's 5 days trip to Chiang Mai

    It was a excellent trip planned for us by saket and team. Had a great time in Pattaya and Thailand. Coral island trip was breath taking experience. All services and drop out and pick up was in time. All the staff involved were really friendly . Thank you so much saket and his entire team for such a great trip. Will surely look forward for more trip by him and travel triangle.

    Want best packages handpicked just for you?

    Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts

    FAQ's of Chiang Mai

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    It is believed that there are 3 identical images of Phra Singh in Thailand. While, one is erected in Wat Phra Singh Temple, Chiang Mai, the other two statues can be found in Bangkok and Nakhon Si Thammarat.

    You may attend the chating of younger monks while visiting Wat Phra Singh for a magical experience.

    You may hire tuk-tuks or songthaews to reach the temple. And, they might cost you around 20 Baht, i.e. INR 44 (approx.).

    How It Works

    1

    Personalise This Package

    Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.

    2

    Get Multiple Quotes

    Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.

    3

    Book The Best Deal

    Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.