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

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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Pulau Ubin, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

By far the greatest stupa I have ever seen. Wonderful for friendly temple dogs and statues of elephants. The monks are wonderful,helpful and genuinely noble.

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Jurong East, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Wat Chedi Luang's massive chedi (pagoda) was built sometime between 1385 and 1402, during the reign of King Saen Muang Ma, 7th ruler of the Mengrai dynasty and is a distinctive feature of the Chiang Mai skyline. At its peak, the chedi measured 60 metres across at the square base and 80 metres tall and was once the home of... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Once you visit Chiangmai, this place is a must to be visited, very huge and be full of historical pagoda. Good location as very near with Thapae Walking street on Sunday, many cozy hotle around, nice food and easy to go

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