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Wat Phra Singh Buddhist Temple, Chiangmai’s Most Impressive

Wat Phra Singh is an impressive Buddhist temple within Chiangmai's old city centre walls and located at the far western end of Ratchadamnoen Road.

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It contains one of Thailand's three important Phra Singh Buddha images, with the other two at Wat Phra Mahathat in the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat and in the Bangkok National Museum.

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In The Gilded Assembly Hall (Viharn Lai Kam) where this Phra Singh Buddha image is stored, there was also a display on the right and I have no idea what it was for.

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There was a single seated figure on an altar, which looked startlingly realistic and he was flanked by flower arrangements. I had to watch and stare for a couple of minutes before being sure that he simply wasn't a man in a state of meditation.

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A separate building, the Ubosoth, has two entrances and the northern one contains a copy of the Emerald Buddha.

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Some of the other night views of the Wat Phra Singh grounds.

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