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Address: Phaholyothin Road | next to the Chiang Saen Museum, Chiang Saen, Thailand
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Wonderful Wat

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Glynis F
Eltham, Australia
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Eltham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Glynis F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jarmmie
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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.

1 Thank Miranda Sin Mui F
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 

1 Thank lovesax
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Tom_Ragell
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Jennifer J
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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 

Thank Rachael F
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 

Thank heyitskelster
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.

Thank Raymond C
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!

Thank zarobert

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