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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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Ranked #2 of 117 attractions in Chiang Mai
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Ancient Ruins
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.
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Brisbane, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Wat Chedi Luang is a truely beautiful temple. I was so happy to see that the wat & temples are being restored & the work that has so far been done looks fantastic. The area around the Wat has temples which are stunning to see inside & a Buddhist Manuscript Library & Museum. One of the many wats that are... More

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Lamphun, Thailand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Having lived in northern Thailand for six years, I have seen a lot of temples. Wat Chedi Luang is among the most unusual temples in Thailand. The architecture is unique and striking, even imposing. If you want to get some photographs of a really unusual temple in Thailand, this is your place. There is not any temple history in English... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Wat fatigue is a danger for the tourist in Thailand. Unless you are an art history major, you are likley to be get tired of seeing so many ancient weathered facades. Overall, I recommend skipping minor or modern wats and concentrate on seeing a few major examples. In Chiang Mai, this is definitely one of the oldest and most atmospheric... More

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Daly City, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

So basically there aren't any explanations explaining stuff to you anywhere. I was lucky that I was with my Thai friend who explained everything to me. The structure is quite beautiful to look at but that's about it...with no information or audio guide...that would be helpful it really kind of just felt like ...oh I'll take my photo here and... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Like a lot of the Thai monuments it lacks any information for tourists. There are plenty of warnings about scamming guides and fraudsters, but surely any plaque, leaflet, guidebook even, would remove this issue and save people a great deal of hassle. The temple itself is surrounded by others ranging in grandeur, but all seem to have befallen the plague... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This temple must to visit, it so beautiful and enjoying when walk arround! On the day we saw a lots monks are going up to the top and let visitor to their photo.

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

a lot of Wat in Chiang mai,almost impossible to visit them all ,but this one is worth to visit,recommended .

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I really like this place. It reveals the wonderful art of Chiang Mai which differ from other temples I've been visited.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This Thai temple is really worth seeing. After visiting the main temple which has a very large Budda inside don't forget to walk around the back to see the stunning ruins of a very old temple. A really impressive sight. There is much to see in this whole complex. We were staying in the Suriwongse Hotel near to the large... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It is a very fantastic old temple in the old town with huge pagoda. This temple has a very big buddha image and lie down buddha image also. A lots of tourists visit here, but peaceful. Must visit

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