Wat Phra Singh Wora Maha Wihan - Chiang Mai วัดพระสิงห์วรมหาวิหาร เชียงใหม่
Wat Phra Singh Wora Maha Wihan - Chiang Mai (วัดพระสิงห์วรมหาวิหาร เชียงใหม่) Chiang Mai Wat Phra Sing, located on Sam Lan Road, houses the revered Phra Phuttha Sihing Buddha image cast in Subduing Mara. The Buddha image is now enshrined in Viharn Lai Kham. During the Songkran festival, each April 13-15, people process the most sacred Buddha image around Chiang Mai town for traditional bathing.
Formerly, this area was a Wat Li Chiang Market until 1345, King Pa Yu, the fifth king of Mengrai Dynasty commanded to built this temple and a 24-feet chedi containing his father’s ashes. The temple compound includes the lovely Viharn Lai Kham featuring exquisite woodcarvings and northern-style murals paintings, a magnificent scriptural repository with striking bas relief, and a circular stupa (in Lankan bell shape).