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“Nice Wat” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara

Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara
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$76.55*
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Chiang Mai Food Tour Including Breakfast and Authentic Local Thai Lunch
Ranked #3 of 242 things to do in Chiang Mai
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Nice Wat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Opposite of our B&B, so we went a couple of times here. Loaded with crowds but o so nice to look around.

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“Pleasant place to spend on hour.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

We had a pleasant walk about the grounds and visited the interior too. There are as many as 300 temples in Chiang Mai and part of being there is to visit a few and see the differences.

Visited January 2013
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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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“Beautiful and peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

The temple is right in the middle of the city and it is very convenient for the Sunday walking street. To go there, I suggest it's best to have tour guide so you will get more information and history.

Visited February 2013
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“Definitely One of the Must Sees in Chiang Mai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

It's easy to walk by this one and not realize you are walking by one of the wats that you must visit in Chiang Mai. Go early or late in the day when the light is great and the crowds are few. As many reviewers point out, the chedi is spectacular but the real treat is that you are encouraged to interact with the monks. Both of course are much better enjoyed without lots of crowds.

Visited February 2013
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Merida, Mexico
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“Well worth a gentle wander around the grounds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

This one well worth a gentle quiet look around, even when templed out in Chiang Mai. The monks were singing in new temple and lovely to sit and slow down. Then out to discover the amazing ancient Wat Chedi Luang at the back - fascinating contrast.

Visited February 2013
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