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Wat Phra Singh Chiang Mai

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Wat Phra Singh Chiang Mai

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Wat Phra Singh was built in 1345 by King Pha Yu for the ashes of his faher, King Kham Fu.

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It may have been the first monastery to house the Emerald Buddha, which later resided in Wat Chedi Luang and is now enshrined in Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok. The temple is named for the Buddha image it housed in 1367, the Phra Singh (Lion Buddha).

The temple-monastery fell into disrepair as Chiang Mai's population declined in the 18th century, but restoration began in the early 19th century under Chao Kawila. The work continued under his successor, Chao Thammalangka, who commissioned the murals in Viharn Lai Kham.