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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 115 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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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

There are many Wat in Chiang Mai. Most have an agreeable atmosphere. This Wat has great trees, very old stupa and a a very pleasant feeling. It is a place where I feel at peace.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Thai Law prohibits smoking in public venues. If no signs exist, the owner is fined 20,000 thb plus mandatory arrest. If a Patron smokes the owner is to be fined 20,000 baht plus mandatory arrest. The patron is fined 2,000 baht plus mandatory arrest. If the owner knowingly allows a patron to smoke, the owner is fined 20,000 thb plus... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you're coming from Bangkok, you may be getting to your 'wats' end, so if you're in the area - it's worth dropping by to see the old temple behind the main one. It's all roped off, but it is pretty special to see the old style temple as opposed to the newer ones with the re-finished buddhas.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic monument. So understated entrance and free to get in! We stumbled across it and it was one of the highlights of my holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I loved visiting this beautiful temple-- it was my favorite of all the Wats we saw in Chaing Mai. Very large, with lovely grounds and not terribly crowded. If you only have time to visit one or two temples, make sure you go to this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Go there and you will not be disappointed. If you only go to one Wat (Buddhist temple) in Chiang Mai, check this place out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

that is one of nice temple that huge and beautiful clean recommended, you can get a taxi to go there or walk if you stay inside old city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The temple grounds not only includes the historic 14th century broken chedi (stupa), but also a couple of temples and a Buddhist university. This is a thriving place of worship and study. When I visited, its compounds were full of activity with monks praying within its temples, students rushing to class, and tourists relaxing on the benches along the outside... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

I was doing some research and apparently Wat Chedi Luang is #1 on trip advisor so I decided to give it a go. I was so awed when I reached there. The temples were magnificent . I love how the details were carefully portrayed on the buildings. Just a suggestion to not wear shorts to visit to respect their worship... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Another beautiful temple in Chiang Mai. Again at this time of the year it is really nice not to have too many people, so you do have the time to walk around and enjoy the work that made those temples so special.

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