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  Phra Phutta Sihing (Phra Singh, Chiang Mai)

 

Thailand

Phra Singh, the ‘Lion Buddha’, a Buddha statue in Singhalese style, housed in Wat Phra Singh (fig.), Chiang Mai. It is one of three Buddha statues in Thailand, that are claimed to be the Phra Phutta Sihing.

 

It was cast in 1243 by King Sihala of Langka (Ceylon), brought to Thailand by king Ramkamhaeng, and installed in Wat Phra Singh in 1367.

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  Phra Phutta Sihing (Phra Singh, Chiang Mai)