Chiang Mai Temple Hopping: Wat Phra Singh

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First selfie in Chiang Mai

It was impossible not to visit a temple while in Chiang Mai.  The city has a history as a Buddhist spiritual center and is compact, so you can’t walk very far without stumbling upon a temple.

Wat Phra Sing is one of the most well-known and prestigious temples in the city, and was part of itinerary for my first day in Chiang Mai.

Photo Diary: Wat Phra Singh

The architecture of Chiang Mai’s temples is different from Bangkok – wooden, with tiered roofs & carved & gilded details.   After becoming accustomed to Bangkok’s stone temples, I was surprised to see the use of wood in a major temple.

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Wihan Luang

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Wihan Lai Kham

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One of the wall murals

Kulai Chedi

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The ubosot of Wat Phra Singh

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Phradhatluang (Chedi)

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Ho Trai (temple library)

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Kuti

My favourite part of the temple was the Contemplation Library an outdoor garden with Buddhist sayings that was located in the Kuti, the monks living quarters.  It was lovely & peaceful, really the perfect place to contemplate the meaning of life. Or to take a rest & sketch.

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I enjoyed Wat Phra Sing, it was very peaceful for such a major temple and it reminded that finding some peace and reconnecting with my spirituality where the main reasons I came to Thailand.

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