Wat Singh as seen from the eastern entrance.
Located just north of Wat Phra Si Iriyabot, Wat Singh also dates from the fifteenth or sixteenth century. The name comes from some lion (singh) statues found 'guarding' the entrances. For the most part, nobody knows what the original names of the temples in the Aranyik were. Most of the modern names are derived from elements found at the temple which suggested a name to those who made the first archaeological analysis.
On the platform of the main hall is a very weathered Buddha image. This main hall was originally a prayer hall (wiharn) but at some point in the temple's active life it was converted to use as an ordination hall (ubosot). The two types of buildings are usually almost identical in plan. The main difference is that an ubosot is, in effect, consecrated ground that is marked out by eight boundary stones around the outside of the hall.