Wat Lok Molee
Wat Lok Molee
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  • lifenadventure
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,211 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous. Lots to see
    A really gorgeous temple with so much to see here. The main template is beautiful with some lovely Buddha’s inside. There was a red one at the back that was some type of stone maybe and just so different to everything else you see. A lot to walk around and see here. Totally worth the visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Yann Renaud
    Switzerland842 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice wooden temple and colored lanterns
    A wonderful temple, very peaceful, and with an interesting architecture, as it is totally wooden. Behind the temple, you find a place with a lot of colored lanterns hanging. A very nice temple I wod highly recommend visiting. Moreover, the entrance is free.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 25, 2024
  • James I
    New York City, New York576 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Mix
    A little bit out of the way for me during my visit, I'm glad I took the walk. This complex had a nice mix of a the things I liked at the others temples in the area. What stood out the most were the guardian statues at the entrance by the street, and the detail in the architecture of the black and white main building. Be sure to take the time to visit here and walk around as theres a lot to see here and the grounds are larger than most of the other temples.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 1, 2024
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,930 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
One of the more distinct temples in Chiang Mai - I would say it was one of my favorites. It was fairly quiet, not crowded and made for a most pleasant visit. The chedi is one of the biggest and Wat Lok Molee is one of the oldest temples of Chiang Mai.
The color of the temple is distinctive - with ivory white and reddish roofs giving the temple an eye-catching marvel. The details in wood are also very beautiful adding to the temple's distinctive look.
Written February 14, 2020
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LoBommer
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK1,760 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We too came across this temple by accident whilst walking from our hotel into the old town. It was quiet and we saw the young monks emptying the alms boxes. The Chedi is enormous at this one of the oldest temples in Chiang Mai. The temples are beautiful inside, we just timed it right before a large group arrived and spoilt the ambience.
Worth a quick stop if you are interested in Thai history and culture.
Written January 14, 2020
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We reached this wat as part of a walking tour of the temples in the old town. It’s on a main road, on the north side of the moat, west of the Chang Phuak city gate and is also accessible by all form of road vehicles. The temple commemorates the site where monks from Burma, were housed during the Mangrai dynasty. The ashes of several members of the Mengrai dynasty are also placed in this temple. Entrance is free to this site.

The place was not crowded at noon when we visited. The chedi is big and tall. The Vihan is in Lanna art style. The interior is beautiful with multiple big pillars holding the roofs. The roof is well decorated and the walls have many wooden carvings around it. The Buddha here is in meditation posture. There are some wooden chairs on the side in the Vihan. There are many great photo opportunities. We were there at noon and it was quite a hot weather and best to carry a hat, sunblock and water with you. Alternatively, if you have ample time, then, going early morning or late afternoon may be an option. We spent about 1 hour here.
This temple is well worth the time to explore.
Written December 27, 2020
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Robert Y
Hong Kong, China99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Its proximity to the old city gate makes it convenient to get to. The 3-tiered wooden roof makes it unusual among other temples. The temple dates back to the 14th century, an old temple indeed but well maintained.
Written January 25, 2023
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James I
New York City, NY576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
A little bit out of the way for me during my visit, I'm glad I took the walk. This complex had a nice mix of a the things I liked at the others temples in the area. What stood out the most were the guardian statues at the entrance by the street, and the detail in the architecture of the black and white main building. Be sure to take the time to visit here and walk around as theres a lot to see here and the grounds are larger than most of the other temples.
Written March 1, 2024
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Abovetheclouds
2,073 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
This was my least favourite Wat. I only came as I went to the Three Kings Monument nearby. Otherwise don't bother. Very different in terms of colours and structure compared to the other Wat's. Not huge. What was nice to see here was the monks teaching. The Wat appeared to be very 'active' with Thai families. I also managed to see a bride and groom having a photo shoot!
Written December 28, 2021
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Wolfee600
Singapore, Singapore773 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This temple is close to the north gate of the old city. Just cross the roads to the outside of the moat.
A wonderful temple to visit. There are ropes at the pagoda which you can pull to send a bamboo carrying water up to the Buddha statue. Free to visit.
Written November 12, 2022
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lifenadventure
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A really gorgeous temple with so much to see here. The main template is beautiful with some lovely Buddha’s inside. There was a red one at the back that was some type of stone maybe and just so different to everything else you see. A lot to walk around and see here. Totally worth the visit.
Written July 15, 2023
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Yann Renaud
Switzerland842 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A wonderful temple, very peaceful, and with an interesting architecture, as it is totally wooden. Behind the temple, you find a place with a lot of colored lanterns hanging.
A very nice temple I wod highly recommend visiting. Moreover, the entrance is free.
Written January 25, 2024
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Lost In Asia
Singapore, Singapore3,491 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Located just outside the old city, this is the first temple i have visited upon reaching Chiang Mai city.

It is a complex of main Temple building in Lanna style, a ruin behind it, and some shrines on the left side.

I would love to speak to the monks there for advice, but my Thai is limited.
Written October 11, 2019
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