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Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara
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Chiang Mai Food Tour Including Breakfast and Authentic Local Thai Lunch
Ranked #3 of 247 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.
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

A breathtaking wat in Chiang Mai! There are signs warning you of possible scammers, but I felt once you got passed the entrance you didn't really see them anymore. Add this to your list of activities and must-see in Chiang Mai!

Visited July 2013
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“Best temple in Chiang Mai”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

There's so many temples in Thailand & Chiang Mai, so if you have to choose which to visit in Chiang Mai, be sure that Wat Chedi Luang is on top of the list. It's just an amazing temple with the big chedi that will surely wow you.

Visited July 2013
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“One temple like thousands in Thailand”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

it is depicted as one of the best attraction in Chiang Mai but there is really nothing worthy to be seen inside

Visited July 2013
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“Amazing Temple in Town.”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Wat Chedi Luang is the One of my favor Temple in Town, if you see this temple you will cannot believe that will have A really Big Chedi like that in the Old city of Chiang mai. Its very Beautiful and peaceful. They also have monk chat if you want to talk and to know about Buddha maybe you can try to join monk chat there But i never try before But i hope its good in formaiton for you that they also have monk chat there. And very easy to get to Wat chedi luang.

Visited May 2013
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“Chat to the Monks to help them practise English!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

A breathtaking temple with 3 huge, golden, imposing Buddas inside the main temple. I visited again in the morning and watched the monks at prayer, singing their various prayers in a beautful, meditative chorus. The pagoda has been damaged by an earthquake but is well kept. There is a heavy Chinese influence in the design and deities here, including statues of each Chinese Zodiac. I chatted to a teenage Monk at the 'chat programme' which is next to the main temple. They sit and relax until you approach them them and have light conversations about the weather, their training, food, your life etc. They happily answer questions and appreciate your time. A great experience!

Visited July 2013
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