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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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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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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Khon Kaen, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

So it's clear, I typically get off the beaten path when I travel. I lived in Chiang Mai for 6 months and needed some photos of the temple, so off I went. Wat Chedi Luang is about as centrally located as it gets in the Old Town. Literally the temple of the big stupa, what you see today is the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A unbelievable architectural feat in the centre of Chiang Mai. The temple was damaged by an earth quake but what is left just shows how skilled these crafts men were. Definitely worth a visit and easy walking distance from the city centre.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is well worth a visit both during the day and night. Very spectacular sight. You can have a tour guide or just walk by yourself, either way it is a must see.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The site is very impressive and please take the time ot look at the Pagoda at the back. As others have said, take plenty of coins to give donations. Our children loved the Chinese zodiac at the back and wanted to give to their years of birth. Although it is pot-luck who you get to talk to, the Monk chat... More

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