Wat Phra Sing hotels
The Buddhist temple of WatPhra Sing is found in the Thai city of Chiang Mai and has been bestowed with the prestige of Royal Temple of the First Order. Originally constructed in 1345 by King Pha Yu as a final resting place for his father, King Kam Fu’s remains, it was initially called Wat Li Chiang Phra. This name was changed to WatPhra Sing after the PhraSihing Buddha image was housed here. This is one of the city’s most important temples and a must for anyone who really wants to get to know Thai and Buddhist culture.
- Be astounded by the intricately carved entrance to WatPhra Sing’s main prayer hall, decorated with exquisite devata figures that are carved in meditative and dancing poses.
- Visit HoTrai, what is said to be one of Chiang Mai’s and Thailands most beautiful libraries and one of the best examples of classical Lanna architecture.
- Wihan Lai Kham is known mainly for housing the beautiful PhraSihing Buddha image, though this building is much more than that and has some of Chiang Mai’s best murals.
Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second city and connected to Bangkok by motorway and rail. Buses range from rusting, overcrowded budget options to air-conditioned western standard touring coaches. Rail is most people’s choice of transport and the train takes between 12 and 14 hours to wend its way north through the jungles of central Thailand. There are flights landing here from Bangkok and a few from some of the neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Burma and China. WatPhra Sing is located within the old city walls and therefore easily reached on foot from the station.
111 hotels near Wat Phra Sing
Intimate, serene and relaxing, Tamarind Village is an oasis of calm and tranquillity, and is also a perfect place for exploring Chiang Mai and beyond. GeneralAt leisure, visitors at Tamarind... More
Representing a strikingly exotic Lanna style, the De Naga Chiang Mai features a unique Naga theme, inspired by a mystical creature, thus captivating you with a magical atmosphere where you can... More
U Chiang Mai is a deluxe hotel in Chiang Mai, the largest and culturally important city of Thailand. This hotel provides excellent facilities and an the ideal base for guests wanting to enjoy... More
With the breathtaking setting of the panoramic Green Mountain and lake, Kireethara Boutique Resort Chiang Mai offers comfortable accommodation and modern services. Chiang Mai Aquarium is the... More
Royal Panerai Hotel Chiangmai invites travellers to modern spaces with convenient services while visiting the bustling city of Chiang Mai. This city centre hotel is situated close to Thapae Gate... More
Offering unique services and convenient facilities with comfortable accommodation, Rachamankha Flora House Chiang Mai is the right place for a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay. GeneralGuests... More
The Rim Resort Chiang Mai is situated in the old city along the canal in the Chiangmai historical ramparts and moats. It is also close to Chiangmai International Airport, Wat Phra Singh and Three... More
Parasol Inn Hotel Chiang Mai provides warm hospitality and friendly services located within easy access to local attractions in Chiang Mai. This inn provides easy access to the Sunday Market,... More
Exceptionally located and offering luxurious accommodation, the Maninarakorn Hotel is an ideal base of stay at Chiang Mai. GeneralThe hotel offers well-appointed meeting and conference facilities... More