Bangkok Airways operates directs flights from Koh Samui to Chiang Mai.
Flight schedule: Koh Samui to Chiang Mai
Click on the Koh Samui – Chiang Mai link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Koh Samui - Chiang Mai ฿ 3,853 1h 50m|
Koh Samui Airport
Flights to Chiang Mai depart from Samui Airport, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320.
Chiang Mai Airport
Flights from Koh Samui arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport, 60 Mahidol Rd, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200.
Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai
Wat Phra Singh is a 14th Century Buddhist temple that is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chiang Mai. Located in the old walled city area of Chiang Mai the temple’s most popular feature is a wooden Lanna style prayer hall built in 1345. The prayer hall hosts a famous Buddha statue, the Phra Singh Buddha, which according to legend is a copy of a statue that was displayed at the Mahabodhi Temple in India, which is constructed on the exact spot where the Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment.
As well as the very old wooden prayer hall, Wat Phra Singh also features: a golden chedi also built in 1345; a large prayer hall with a 15th Century Buddha statue; an early 19th Century ordination hall; and, a highly ornate library containing the ancient Theravada Buddhist scriptures, the Tripitaka, built in 15th Century. Wat Phra Singh is open from 06:00 until 20:00 and for foreign visitors the entrance fee is 50 THB. Wat Phra Singh is located to a number of other historic Buddhist temples, such as Wat Chiang Man, Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Lok Moli, and a popular option is for tourists to visit several temples in the course of a day. Wat Phra Singh is one of the more impressive temple in Chiang Mai so it makes sense to go there at the start of a day of visiting the various temple in the city.