Wat Phra Singh Woramahawihan , Chiang Mai Thailand #SMSnotes

Wat Phra Singh is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. King Ananda Mahidol, bestowed upon it the status of Royal temple of the first grade in 1935.

Very impressive collection of Temple buildings set in tranquil grounds. Has to be one of the best Temples in the Old City. Magnificent large Gold Stupa. There are little gems of Buddhist teaching pinned to trees in the grounds. In the main building a group of monks were gathered sitting in a line and chanting. People come here to make merit and light candles.

This temple in Chiang Mai, which is also the most famous in the city, is located in the heart of the city center and is absolutely beautiful to visit.
Lanterns are hung in a temple at the back of the main one and seem to fly in the sky. It's all the more remarkable to admire during a sunrise or sunset.
It's really worthwhile to stop and stroll around the garden, and simply take your time.

Chang Mai's greatest temple. Home to the city's most revered Buddha image, the Lion Buddha. If you only have the energy for two or three wats, start here. I loved the murals, the chanting and all the buildings you can poke into here.

Extraordinary Buddhist temple complex open to visitors, but closes around 6pm. Give yourself around two hours to explore the complex, as there is so much to see and learn! The massive gold Buddha in the assembly hall is beautifully captivating. We arrived around 4:30pm and the monks were chanting in the main assembly hall. It was a spiritually moving experience to be in their presence at this moment.

There is also a library that holds some of the ancient scriptures, and one of the halls has the Phra Sing Buddha surrounded by frescoed walls with images from the Jataka tales, ancient tales of Buddhas lives and transformations.
We highly recommend coming to this Wat during your trip to Chiang Mai!

Best temple in the city! 🧘‍♂️ ‍♂️The vibe is nice and calm inspiring mindfulness thanks to many quotes attached on trees!
There are also local people that welcome you at the entrance giving suggestions and recommendations 🙂
P.s. don't be scared by the Monk statuses inside the main pagoda 🙀 they look so real!
Please be respectful of these places 🙏