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Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara

Open today: 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 276 140
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Wat Chedi Luang has the most impressive, tall and standing Buddha statue in the main temple and lovely surrounding buildings.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a while here, it’s beautiful with so many different parts to see. Lots of different style buildings and gorgeous details. Unfortunately the sound of drones ruins the peace of the place so they need to get onto that or it will become unbearable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mel414
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This church is beautiful. Has many little different place to see. The entrence is 40 bath and you need to put long clothes what they cover you knees and shoulders, in case that you forget they give you a tipe of skirt to cover yourself...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Regii95
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand on Temple Tour this is must visit place. Construction of the Temple started in 14th Century, in Thai Language "Chedi" means Stupa. At that time in was the largest building of all Lana Dynasty / Architecture. In 1468, the famous Emarald...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful temple. Recommend visiting if in Chiang Mai. We kept our temple visit to three maximum. This is one of the three as part of our 1/2 day temple tour.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank magsy2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

This Wat has been around for many centuries, part of it is damaged, part restored. Simply beautiful to look at something so old. This should be in anyone's list of places rot visit when in CM. The area used to open to public, but no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These are ruins of Pagoda which got damaged due to earthquake Now looks like heritage site behind modern Pagoda

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mehmoodmewat
Reviewed 4 days ago

nice old temple that is neat to see. the elephant statues are great (what's left of them anyway) It stirs the imagination wonder what it must have looked like in its glory.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hunglow
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the most unique & beautiful temple complexes I have ever visited in Thailand. There are a number of different Buddhist temples, shrines & pavilions on the grounds, the biggest (Wat Chedi) dates back to the 14 hundreds. Many of the temples...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JavaCamel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Reasonable price. 40 baht for adults and 20 for kids. They have beautiful old ruins and breathtaking new ones. One of the best I've been to.

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 4, 2017|
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Response from johnpackham3d | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Not sure if there are set time or if there are one or more all day during opening hours. We saw a Monk sat with someone having a chat when we were there. That was around 15:00pm. I read somewhere that the earlier the... More
Kuan C
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Millennium_Falcon888 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt the temple will close that late, and it's more than likely to close around 6-7pm... The monks staying in the Chedi Luang need to rest anyway! :)
Kuan C
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Ada J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kuan, I verified this with my friend who lives in Chiang Mai. The temple is open from 8:00AM-5:00PM everyday. Hope this helps!