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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 111 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing place, reminiscent of angor wat style temples. Slightly spoilt by surroundings, not very peaceful, but imposing and definitely worth a visit

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Ballina, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Another interesting temple , made more so by the ability to speak to a monk ( in English ) about Buddhism and the Buddhist way of life . Many of the monks speak quite good English.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The building is still awesome even after a earthquake. Walked around the temple is the trip to imaging what happened in several hundred years ago

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful ancient temple with elephant statues. Easy to walk to in downtown Chiang Mai. A place not to miss!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Cool place, full of buildings. The main Wat looks very old and rustic. We spend an afternon walking around Chiang Mai to see the temples.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

At first I was hesitant to go here because I had only four days in Chang Mai, but my driver convinced me to go. It was worth it. It is a icon building of Chang Mai and is a must do.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful wat with a very interesting chedi. Be sure to see the HUGE standing Buddha in the main temple and walk around the entire chedi to see the elephant statues on one side of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We especially loved exploring around the HUGE original and ancient wat that can be found after walking through the newer and more decorative & maintained Wat at Chedi Luang. They are connected, but we didn't see it when we first walked up. Very cool to see all the monks mid service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went there during the day. It is located at the city of Chiang Mai and it took us abt 10mins to reach on foot. It's historic and it's beautiful!! Most of the temples i hv seen in Thailand looked almost the same to me, except this ones!! Take a closer look at the Buddha image inside and the pillar!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very old ruin at the rear of a modern temple - a nice walk around the old ruin which has been partly restored to show what it did look like and a very busy modern temple. Some creepy wax models of passed monks in some attractive mausoleum buildings. Large recining Buddah

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