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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
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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

One of Chiang Mai’s most important temples is the Wat Chedi Luang. It’s most prominent feature is the massive chedi dominating the area. The chedi was ordered by King Saen Muang Ma to enshrine the ashes of his father. In it’s glory days, was known as one of the highest in Chiang Mai, but was later then destroyed by a... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This temple is probably the best of the many in Chiang Mai. It mixes the new more modern beatiful colours and architecture with the old historic temple. Great place to stroll and enjoy. I highly recommend the monk chat also as they are very friendly, speak great english and are patient and informative with everyone. They just want people to... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

huge and amazing, this is all i can tell. you will know if you see, and you may can't stop to take a photograph on it.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I'm not a Temple fan, but really enjoyed the beauty and splendor of this one, which has two temples on the grounds. There is a huge sleeping Buddha as well. Next to it is a school for monks which was also interesting. Worth a visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

fantastic historical site within the old city. the site has been partially restored .Photos do not do the stupa justice you need to walk arountd the site to fully appreciate its importance.

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Nice to visit with family . Is quit interesting ,old temple . Much visit this temple . highly recommend this temple .

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Beautiful old Wat dating from the 14th century with many other religious buildings surrounding. A very peaceful place with few tourists when we went. There is also a beautiful reclining Buddha here. It is very large and is also quite old.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My favourite Wat so far. We went at 5pm on a Saturday, and as we were inside about 50 or so monks came in and were singing prayers for at least half an hour. Behind the main building there is an amazing part of the old city that should not be missed,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Love the "old temple" atmosphere so vastly different from the bustling activities of the other temples nearby. Going around this Wat made me reminisce my previous trip to seam reap. Still, the Wat by itself has its unique characteristic. Particularly appreciated the part where elephants come out from the walls. Great photo opportunities here too. Relaxing and cool atmosphere in... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Oldest temple in chiang mai and the hidden story of north Thailand . There is area for foreigners for look around . We have very good time here . Highly recommend .

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