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Wat Chedi Luang

Phaholyothin Road | next to the Chiang Saen Museum, Chiang Saen, Thailand
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Chiang Saen
Type: Religious Sites
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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This town was the capital of the region in the 1300's, predating Chiang Mai. Wat Chedi Luang is only one remnant, along with the city walls and moats and lots of crumbling chedis. The museum is excellent, as are the brochures you can pick up there to get a handle on the historical and cultural context and stylistic differences of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This wat is one of the largest Chedi's in Northern Thailand. There is not much more to the ruins than the large Chedi. It appears that there used to be a lot more going on (or maybe during high season the cafe and gift shop are open?) There were some monks sitting around chatting with one another. It really is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is a lot of construction going on right now, but it's not every day you see a structure dating back 700 years. The golden "umbrella" at the top has been replaced recently because it broke in an earthquake, and it's tilted to the side, making it look kind of silly. But the pagoda itself is pretty. You also get... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are 72 in this town. This one is pretty impressive in size and age. Monks are on hand during the day.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is an old chedi (stupa) complex situated on the edge of Chiang Saen town along the Mekong River across from Laos in northern Thailand. It is under renovation, and definitely needs more attention. It feels sadly neglected. Its historic value merits better caretaking!

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

There is Wat Chedi Luang in Chiangrai and Chiangmai. Both using the same name. Chiangrai is born before Chiangmai. So, many temple name in Chiangmai is follow the name in Chiangrai. Picture show inside here is wrong, some from Chiangrai and some from Chiangmai. Anyway, this old temple is worth visit and 1 of the important temple is old city.

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

.... but currently the site is a bit of a mess. The old buildings are indeed lovely, and the setting is attractive with all the trees around, but difficult to get a feel for the serenity of the place with all the work going on. But it did have a feeling of being a community place, with lots of town... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

When we were there a group of young children were creating art and a monk was working with a group of elderly people. It all had a "this is what buddhism is all about then" feel to it.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

There was a great feeling of history & reverence in this ruined temple with its one remaining stone pillar & the modern tin roof covering it. The 58m stone Chedi was built about 800 years ago & is still in good condition. It is a very peaceful & interesting place to visit & is right in the town, so easy... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Don't miss Wat Chedi Luang. It's so beautiful and you can feel very peaceful when you enter your 1st step.

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