We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+66 53 276 140
Website
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious...

Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$76.32*
and up
Chiang Mai Food Tour Including Breakfast and Authentic Local Thai Lunch
More Info
$34.77*
and up
Historic Old Chiang Mai Bike tour
More Info
$38.45*
and up
Half-Day City Temples Tour of Chiang Mai

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,118 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1842
    Excellent
  • 1057
    Very good
  • 153
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Largest Buddhist Chedi

Luang” means “large” in northern dialect, and as the name suggests, Wat Chedi Luang temple is home to Chiang Mai’s largest Buddhist chedi built featuring 98 meters tall and 54... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Marysydney2015
,
Vietnam
Add Photo Write a Review

5,118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,066: English reviews
Vietnam
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Luang” means “large” in northern dialect, and as the name suggests, Wat Chedi Luang temple is home to Chiang Mai’s largest Buddhist chedi built featuring 98 meters tall and 54 meters in diameter

Helpful?
Thank Marysydney2015
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

beautiful temple, love the big stone structure on the back. heard it's gorgeous at night with lighting but we went in the early afternoon so only saw it in daylight. really nice. not too crowded while we were there so we can enjoy the place in relative quietness. a must see when you are in chiang mai

Helpful?
Thank freshonion830
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you've spent more than a few days in Thailand then you're probably getting a bit bored of temples.. Or cultural structures of any sort. Luckily this huge structure is in the center of old city, within walking distance of lots of accommodation. It's a decent way to spent an hour.

Helpful?
Thank Sean T
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Inspired by the historical site and the surrounding buildings. Make sure you will visit inside the temple.

Helpful?
Thank Marina C
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to head when in Chiang Mai. The main temple is a spectacle that we simply don't get anywhere in europe. Take the time to unwind and relax as you stroll between temples surrounding the main building and use the oppurtunity to read up on the history of an incredible place. If there is a single temple to... More 

Helpful?
Thank James A
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple is in good condition, probably still works as a temple. Open till 5.00 p.m., a guide is not necessary. What is important is to be dress well, covering the shoulders and knees. Alternatively, here directly at the temple, you can borrow scarves to wrap yourself.

Helpful?
Thank Andrea K
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I haven't seen them all, but this is for sure my favorite in the Old City. Transports your to another time/world, just walking around the ruined Chedi is a jaw-dropper. Huge, gorgeous meditation hall with big Standing Buddhas. So close, so accessible, so beautiful - this is a must-see on your temple tour.

Helpful?
Thank Alex F
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If u want the spirtual side of Thailand this is high on the list I recommend talking to a monk ( it helps there English) they r so relaxing to speak to they make u feel at ease

Helpful?
Thank Tomsse
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
179 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ancient and newer temples on he grounds along with the opportunity to have a chat with a monk. Worth seeing while in Chiang Mai.

Helpful?
Thank ColoradoHighlander
la
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a nice place that we could store our bikes at. The old temple was neat but it is closed to enter. Would have been nice to climb it. We walked around the whole area and had a good time.

Helpful?
Thank kmcg

Travelers who viewed Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara also viewed

 
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
 

Been to Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Penang Island, Malaysia
over a year ago
Singapore, Singapore
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?