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Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara: Tours & Tickets

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Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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

Old temple . Nice to look. Location is central of town. One of the famouse temple is not far from here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dilarg2019
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is now a grumpy man at the gate demanding tickets for entry. Westerners must also wear long trousers. If you do not have any you must rent them for 100 bt. Interesting temple but only a couple of years ago it was very much...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank iannoble21
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although I preferred Wat Phra Singh which I found more impressive, this one is also amazing. It definitely has its place in your Temple Tour if you have only one day in Chiang Mai. This shouldn't be a problem as the Temples are rather close...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wat Chedi Luang located in the middle old town area in the City Chiangmai, one of most popular tourist destinations in this city, the Pagoda was built sometime between 1385 and 1402, the chedi measured 60 metres across at the square base and 80 metres...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank aiiburstein
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually I am not a temple guy, I visited here because I would like to see the ancient architecture at the center of this temple, and it’s more fabulous than I expected. And there are also many other different temples in this big temple area,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SalivantChic
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a couple of hours walking around this temple it wasn’t crowded and had a very good view of this old temple

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bing1944
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wat Chedi Luang is a big, hot, walking temple, and perhaps for that reason, attracts a much better class of tourist than some of the other "Must-See" temples in Chjiang Mai. This may also explain why Chedi Luang remains a site of robust local involvement,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DavidWGrant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit, but do keep in mind that it tends to get overcrowded at times as large groups of tourists arrive in buses or Tuk Tuks at almost any time of day. This is one of the biggest attractions in Chiang Mai,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 746lakisf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's one of the most important temples in Chiang Mai recommended by our hotel we stayed. It's beautiful and ritual.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sylviaswanna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if in Chiang Mai, there are so many temples but this one is interesting as it has older aspects which are different to others. We found it quiet when we went, and so really took in the atmosphere, didn’t take long...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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13 September 2019|
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Response from Bryvmo | Reviewed this property |
Women need to wear long pants or a long dress or sarong and conservative blouse. Men need to have knee length shorts and t shirt, no tank tops.
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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