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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 276 140
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chedi actually mean a tomb, the main difference is the tomb is built for someone really important or very respectable. Thai people believe that by walking around the chedi 3 times in clock wise direction will bring away your bad luck. With Wat Chedi having...More

Thank Daven C
Reviewed 2 days ago

If like us, you did this Wat after the others, you would be wondering what is great about it, but overall the place is really serene. The Wat is massive and the whole 'broken at one edge' gives it some historic character. The dragons at...More

Thank Varshaa
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located in the city centre, easy and convenient to visit. Interesting site. Temple provide knowledgeable detail about history.

Thank Atiphol S
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are so many temples around Chiang Mai, it can be hard to choose which ones to visit. I chose Chedi Luang because it's a thousand years old and looks completely different from the other temples strewn about the city. Sure enough, it's also one...More

Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 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 5 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 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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Kuan C
17 June 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
17 June 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!
26 May 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.