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Wat Chedi Luang

103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 276 140
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Private Tour: Chiang Mai City and Temples
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Ranked #1 of 102 Attractions in Chiang Mai
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Visit this magnificent temple just before sunset and experience a tranquil experience as the sun set over this 14th century construction. Our visit was just outside the tourist season and there were only a few people strolling around, giving me sample photography moments. As the sun goes down listen to bells of the adjacent temples, a fantastic experience. A must... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We absolutely loved this temple. It's beautifully maintained and has an "old" look to it lol! It looks ancient - which I appreciated. My absolute favorite part of this temple is the "monk chat". You have the opportunity to speak to young monks about anything and everything. They are incredibly friendly. Please be respectful to them and make sure to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

just a great spot to walk around and learn about Buddhism. Very beautiful place. Very cool to walk around and there is a Wat you can enter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

There are so many temples in Chiang Mai, but this one is definitely worth a visit. Get there around 5pm to watch the monks chanting - its beautiful.

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The history at the Wat is pretty amazing. Walk quietly around, watch people, look at the Wat and buildings, and be quiet, breathing it all in. The other reviewers are correct, it is wonderful to be able to speak to young monks and ask those questions you have had concerning Buddihism. Later in the evening there are readings and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent wat complex. There's lots going on with the Buddhist library, university, monk chat etc. I' felt like part of the complex - it somehow absorbed me. You also feel like you are somewhere both very old, and very important and still playing a significant role today. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

For many people who tour the Old City of Chiang Mai, Chedi Luang (the Temple of the Great Stupa) is a must-see. Here you can view the grounds and visit the huge pagoda that serves as the Great Stupa AND you can even take part in an informal "Monk-Chat" (with young monks!)

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Well worth a look if your in the area, nice quiet surroundings and free to visit, spend a bit of me time and chill out in the lovely wat

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Some people may say that if you've seen one Thai Buddhist temple then you've seen them all. That is simply not true. If you've seen one temple, then you've seen just one temple. Wat Chedi Luang is a massively large temple and very, very old. It is located in the center of the old city and is easy to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A great temple worth visiting. One of the iconic temples of the old city, a must visit temple when in Chiang Mai.

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