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Address: 103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 53 276 140
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious...

Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.

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Beautiful temple

The partially ruined stupa is fantastic and main temple beautiful. I did not like the crystal chandeliers, though, and they detracted from the Buddha and did not fit the setting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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northern cal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The partially ruined stupa is fantastic and main temple beautiful. I did not like the crystal chandeliers, though, and they detracted from the Buddha and did not fit the setting.

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Thank Nancy E
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to Wat Chedi Luang many times and it's always nice to be there. If you're looking for a historical place this place you shouldn't missed.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I went here to see the Temple. It had a lot of different things to see. Was very nice to see all the different temples.

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Thank Jeffrey A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An ancient monument that used to stand 90 metres tall along with a monastery and a number of historical monuments around these. Amazingly beautiful. You can also discuss Buddhism with the local monks

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Thank Nate64
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Free to view. Magnificent large brick and mortar temple with some remaining elephants around the top edge. I imagine this is what Ayutthaya kind of looked like before it was ruinedone by the burmese in the war. Lots of other temples close by. You can't complain when it's free.

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Thank Kathkiaora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a must see attraction in Chiang Mai, the entire temple complex has incredible architecture, and is breathtaking during the day and at night.

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Thank PatrickVogel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful temples I have seen in Thailand. The chedi(Tower) is very high and used to be even about 90 meters high, due to an earthquake during the 16 th century is was partly destroyed and never fully rebuild. Even so you can easily imagine it's former glory with gold and shining colors. A must... More 

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Thank Hans R
Luang Prabang, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

8 am or 5 pm is a great time to visit the temple to hear the traditional Buddhist chants. Magical! Just seat, close your eyes and enjoy! One of the best experiences I had in Thailand!

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Thank Roxolanio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There's something special about the Wat Chedi Luang, the rawness of the temple with crumbling ruins and raw stone replacing the usual gold makes it feel so much more magical. It's free to walk around and centrally located there is no reason not to visit.

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Thank Matthew S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are other more ornate temples but Wat Chedi Luang was, to my eyes and mind, the most impressive. Its sheer size is amazing and its antiquity is obvious. Some of it has been restored since it was damaged by an earthquake and also by war. But the restoration was impeccable and they left some of it unrestored so you... More 

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