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Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara

103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 276 140
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Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.
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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

This by far was one of our favorite Wats. It has a very old stupa and it was great to be able to read about its rich history. Recommend visiting!

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really want to go back to that place.There is very nice of history and pace. People in Chiang mai is very friendly ans helpful.

Thank Marina Yoga A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The temple is ancient and civilized. Good culture of Chiang Mai It is a temple with a huge pagoda. Very spacious place. Easy to find in the city, easy to find, I will come back again.

Thank Mike_magic7461
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was taken there by locals who had not visited this major tourist attraction by night ! They were as impressed as myself with the experience ! There were few visitors and aside from the calm it was cool ! The lighting of the temple...More

Thank SydneyAustraliaGreg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved this place - went twice! Very cheap to get in, wasn't busy and temple building really impressive. No guided tours but most tour books will give you the background. Definitely go there - must visit attraction when in Chiang Mai.

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful temple not to be missed. Had a lovely time walking round and taking photos. Thailand has such beautiful temples.

Thank Lorna B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Overall, this wat was a lovely Wat. However, it stank of misogyny, like twitter, and the fact that the first room was inaccessible to women for fear of Buddha's distress at menstruation enciting an entire city to riot seems a bit extreme. Other than that,...More

Thank Linzibo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took half a day of activities in chiang may to see some temples in the old city. As there are quite a few i decided to see only the 3 real big ones. This one was quite nice especially the pyramid behind the temple...More

Thank Yoyo H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This old temple is definately something you need to put on your list when visiting Chiang Mai. The size and detail of this ancient temple is astonishing, and the surrounding buildings and more modern temples makes this a very amazing experience.

Thank Andreas B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is interesting as it has the large ancient ruin of Wat Chedi Luang as a central feature, surrounded by temples and pagodas that are still complete and well patronised by the local people. The style of the old temple seems to have a...More

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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!
May 26, 2017|
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Response from TonyD33 | Reviewed this property |
As you enter the area from the road - the main temple is straight in front of you. Go around to the right and they are usually sat under/by a small tree facing the main temple. Hope you find them - have fun.