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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best and most beautiful ancient temples in Chiang Mai. A lot to see, and easy to access. We walked from old town. Some of the sites inside were closed for women, had signs that women cannot go inside the small temples, which...More

Thank Sukena R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

very nice and old temple , must go in. Very attractive place to look at , right in the heart of Chiangmai .

Thank BrowniesMan564
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth visiting this beautiful temple in the old city of Chiang Mai. Take your time to look around and there are more great temples very close to this one.

Thank Jonathan V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful temple esp the left over ruin was just amazing. Entry fee for foreigner is 40 baht. Weather was lovely too in the month of December

Thank Yuet775
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an old temple in the center of Chiang Mai.. Is old but soooooo beautiful! Is one of the most important things to do.

Thank giotapou
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting multiple temples in one area. There is a dress code to enter so dress modestly or some have robes to rent for 10 baht to enter. Great central location as well within the old city walls!

Thank girlonthewander
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

the Restauration of the monument is not very professionally done, however the main temple hall is definitely worth a visit.

Thank nqsunnyman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The temple itself is beautiful. There are also monks off to the right side of the temple available to chat about anything and everything through a program called “monk chat.” I learned a lot from the monk I spoke to and walked away with a...More

Thank Chelsea R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Later afternoon and evening you can go for a monk chat. On the right site of the temple is a monk or mostly a novize sitting and you cam join to chat about his life and buddism. The novize practice hos english like this and...More

Thank Uolam
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful temple, very nice property. Take your time and walk the grounds. There were monks sitting outside.

Thank michelleg931
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5 December 2017|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
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
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!