Wat Phra Singh
This temple contains supreme examples of Lanna art. A chedi was first built by King Pha Yu (r.1337-55) to house the bones of his father King Kam Fu (r.1328- 37). The original name of the temple was Wat Li Chiang Phra but this was changed to Wat Phra Singh when the Phra Sihing Buddha image was first housed there in 1367. The temple was almost certainly abandoned before Kawila re-established it by building the ubosot, and rebuilding the chedi. Chao Thammalangka (r.1813-21) and his successor…
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (Thai: วัดพระธาตุดอยสุเทพ) is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often referred to as "Doi Suthep" although this is actually the name of the mountain it is located on. The temple is located 15 km from the city of Chiang Mai and is a sacred site to many Thai people. From the temple impressive views of Chiang Mai can be seen and it remains a popular destination of foreign visitors.The original founding of the temple remains a legend and…
Classic Thailand tailor made holiday - Travel, Holidays, Tours, Safaris
The 600 year old temple of Wat Phra Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai. The ascent to the temple is via a magnificent Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase of 306 steps. On a clear day, the views over the city are magnificent.
Wat Phra Singh - 泰國 清邁 帕邢寺 - Chiang Mai Thailand - Olympus BCL-0980 FISHEYE
Wat Phra Singh is a big temple of Chiang Mai Old City, This angle is shot from the Main Gate, the golden main hall is shiny under the sunlight of Thailand. ( below from wiki ) Construction on Wat Phra Singh began in 1345 when King Phayu, the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty, had a chedi built to house the ashes of his father King Kham Fu. A wihan and several other buildings were added a few years later and the resulting complex was named Wat Lichiang Phra. When, in 1367, the statue of Phra…
Songkran Water Festival — Chiang Mai, Thailand
When: April 13-15, 2015Go to celebrate Thailand's New Year and wash away the "bad" by throwing water and, better yet, squirting each other with squirt guns.
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