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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 #1 of 114 Attractions in Chiang Mai
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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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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This temple had the most impressive interior among all the ones I got to in Chiang Mai (and I got to like 40 of them:) ) with a big standing Buddha statue flanked by a monk on each side, and the temple as a whole had a bright, festive atmosphere with gold-glittering columns and multi-colored paper or cloth strips strung... More

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Hemiksem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I call this one the temple of good fortune, because that is exactly what the monks will wish you if you take a second to kneel down for them and show your respect. A simple rope bracelet is their gift for you to cherish. More good fortune came our way when we ran into a nice fellow traveller we met... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful architecture and you will be lost in time exploring the centuries old temple. Its a bit touristy but visit around 5 pm when you can see the monks chant the prayers and you will be spiritualy inclined.

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I lived in Chiang Mai for 18 months and this was one of my favourite places to visit. Just sitting quietly on a seat looking at the ruins, with crumbling elephants, it was impossible not to relax and have your blood pressure drop. Located in the heart of the old city, this should be at the top of your list... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My only regret is that we came too late to do monk chat which ends at six. There were a lot of other tourists but the atmosphere is enchanting and we still had a great time. The wat is very impressive and if you go around six you can hear the monks chanting. There are lots of other wats within... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is history place in chiang mia . much vist this place is not cost you enter fee . just look around the temple is huge place . Love this place ,

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very atmospheric and easy to visit, being at the heart of the Old City. Well worth a visit and does not take too long.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stunning architecture. Skillful artisans carving out very intricate temple spires and very tasteful and not the typical gaudy glitters of a Bangkok Temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a excellent wat to visit. We where lucky enough to visit when the monks where praying and chanting. We sat for quite some time and took in the atmosphere. Defiantly worth a visit. I would Recommend to all

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I loved the serenity, the colors, the happiness stemming from Thai visitors. I sat down to the side and just observed and absorbed the energy in the air. Towards the end of my stay, a group of about twenty elderly Thai came in with huge candles to burn in honor of the Buddha. They make this pilgrimage every month. Great... More

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