Chiang Mai Day 1: Wat Phra Singh Temple

Hi everyone!

As some of you may know, I am in Asia for the next two months and I really want to fill everyone in on what I am doing since so many people never get the chance to do this themselves.

Today’s video focuses on Wat Phra Singh which is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, a city in Northern Thailand.  It is famous for housing one of the most important Buddha statues: the Phra Buddha Sihing. This is where the name comes from. Legend states that the statue was based on the lion of Shakya and was brought through Cylon to Ligor and from there to Chiang Mai through Ayutthaya.

I have been to many churches all around Europe and I left a piece of my heart in each one, but nothing really comes close to this. This is really one of the most fascinating, human made buildings that I have ever seen. Everything is so uniquely intricate, bold and it really has a way of grasping your breath. I could have walked around for hours and hours without getting bored or tired. I felt so at peace and holy there and it truly was an experience I will never forget.

It is open 7 days a week from 8AM to 5PM.

The price to get in for a foreigner is 20 Baht.

The only dress code that I noticed was needing to have the shoulders covered. If you show up ill dressed, you can rent a scarf for 10 Baht.

Here is a little tour of the temple and you can also scroll down for some photos.


If you have any suggestions on what I should see and do in Thailand, Bali and Vietnam, please comment down below :*

Let’s Be Friends:


XOXO, Rutele.


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