Wat Phra Singh

Buddhist Temple in Chiang Rai

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This temple dates back to the late 14th century, and its oldest surviving original buildings are typical northern Thai-style wooden structures with low, sweeping roofs. The main wí·hăhn (sanctuary) houses impressive wooden doors thought to have been carved by local artists, as well as a copy of Chiang Mai’s sacred Phra Singh Buddha.