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Address: Phaholyothin Road | next to the Chiang Saen Museum, Chiang Saen, Thailand
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A meditative temple within the city

There are so many glorious temples in Chiang Mai and all within walking distance, but this is rather special. There's much to admire and appreciate about its historical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Jeffrey C
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Melbourne, Australia
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there without a tour guide so we were left wondering what the place was about. I guess it was a ruin of an old temple which should once be an important worship place. There was some restoration work in progress. A place to visit if you like history and culture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

There are so many glorious temples in Chiang Mai and all within walking distance, but this is rather special. There's much to admire and appreciate about its historical significance, and there's a meditative feel about this temple. Enjoy your quiet walk there.

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Thank Jeffrey C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Just stopped by the Big Pagoda Temple as a short visiting.The temple is located on the main road near Chiang Saen National Museum.The big pagoda made from bricks which big and high one.

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Thank Phanwit W
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Wat Chedi Luang leaves you speechless with the sheer size and awe of the ruined chedi (stupa). It's one of those things that you sit and look at and wonder 'how the heck did they build that so long ago?' - wonderful monument. One of the most awe inspiring temples in Thailand.

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Thank WhereSidewalksEnd
Eltham, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit but try early morning or evening to avoid the crowds. The history & architecture is amazing & 30-40 mins is enough here unless you just want to sit & absorb this wonderful Wat.

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Thank Glynis F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We was in this place 3 times from our last trip on October 2015. The temple change a lot and a bit sad that they do not have the art work shop for the poor children.The temple keep clean and high powerful of sprit. Good take care by the villager and monks.

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Thank Jarmmie
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the landmark of Chiang Saen which is the heritage wat. it tells us the history of CS. Not much tourists,leisure to walk through neary by with some location restaurants. We liked this tranquil enviornment and enjoyed this way to know their culture.

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whitsundays Aus.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Impressive Temple with octagonal base of the imposing 18m-high chedi itself is classic Chiang Saen style was built by King Saen Phu, the 3rd ruler of the Lanna kingdom in early 13th Century. The Temple is under restoration but worth having a look its interesting history. There were several monks around the compound. We saw this Temple as a... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Brilliant! Ancient temple that is presently being rebuilt. Well worth the visit. This temple is likely over 700 years old. The main cheddi is one of the largest and tallest in all of Thailand. Today, there is a team of people restoring the temple. The Bodhi tree in the temple compound is also one of the oldest in Thailand. There... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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