Wat Lok Molee
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Delaney
Singapore, Singapore222 contributions
Jan 2021
Came across this temple earlier in the day, and the old stupa caught our eyes. Made the visit at night and it was truly worth the visit, although it appears people usually come here to pray during the day. But then again, it was peaceful visit for us. The temple was beautifully lit at night - such as nice sight for photo like most temples in old town area. There's also some great street food within walking distance - just by the entrance to Chang Phuak Gate. Great location to stop by before dinner around there. Overall, a beautiful graceful temple to stop by when in Chiang Mai.
Written January 13, 2021
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions
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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CKF
CT2,197 contributions
Jan 2020
The statues guarding this temple will attract the eye immediately, with their vibrant red and green coloring. Just inside the gate, you'll see elephant statues and then the sidewalk into the temple. My favorite part was actually the stupa, flags, and monk statuary behind the temple. Give yourself enough time to explore these beautiful structures!
Written January 23, 2020
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Gloria K
Berlin, Germany152 contributions
Feb 2019
The hotel we stayed was situated at the edge of the old city near the north gate so this Wat was really close from. Of all the temples we visited this was one of my favorites. It was so quiet that we felt that we had the temple for ourselves. The chedi was one of the biggest and we were told that Wat Lok Molee is one of the oldest temples of Chiang Mai. The color of this temple ise very distinctive with the ivory white and the reddish roofs making the whole thing really eye-catching. The details in wood are also very beautiful making it look different from the other temples we visited. There's a small simple coffee shop inside the temple's grounds but it was closed when we were there.
Written January 3, 2020
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Abovetheclouds
1,492 contributions
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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Dan W
Portland, OR1,983 contributions
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, UK1,509 contributions
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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Wolfee600
Singapore, Singapore740 contributions
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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Lost In Asia
Singapore, Singapore2,489 contributions
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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tcldenver
Denver, CO125 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
This temple is beautiful - lots of ornate carvings and interesting statues. And there are hardly any tourists around, so you have the place nearly to yourself. Definitely worth a visit as it is more beautiful and picturesque than the standard tourist temples - and it's free!
Written April 11, 2013
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