culture04.jpgWAT PHRA SING

Wat Phra Sing, Chiang Mai's most famous temple after Doi Suthep - and probably the most lovely, dates from 1345.

The temple compound includes the Lai Kham chapel with exquisite woodcarvings and murals, and a repository with striking base relief.

The beautifull library is a Lanna-style building with stucco angels that convey tranquility and delicacy.

Behind the viharn is a wooden bot with a stunning stucco and gold entrance. Behind is a Sukhotai style chedi built by King Pha Yu to hold the ashes of his father.