Lanna culture is something valuable! Chiang Mai, in the past, was once a part of Lanna Kingdom. Therefore you shouldn’t miss a chance of learning Lanna history when you arrive Chiang Mai!
And what is the best thing for learning a town’s history? Temples, probably. Temples are usually built in ancient ages. That’s why they should reflect the lifestyles of people from centuries ago.
Wat Phra Singh is one of the temples in Chiang Mai. It consists of many memorable things, including art, decoration style and atmosphere. Go see once in lifetime for yourself!
Wat Phra Singh, or formal name ‘Wat Phra Singh Woramahawiharn’, had been being a respectable temple of Chiangmai since the age of Lanna. In the year 1345, it was established along with a 24-cubited Chedi, by King Payaphayu, Lanna’s 5th king from Mangrai Dynasty, in order to be used as the storage of His Father’s relics.
As soon as you walk in to the Phra Singh temple area, you will see how stunning and glorious it is. The color tone is brown and gold, looking so dazzling and sparkling.