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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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103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 276 140
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Reviewed yesterday

The old structure in the center is interesting. I didn't see many signs around explaining the significance of it... The large main temple with the grand hall is a sight to behold, but other than that I wasn't too impressed. Didn't think it was worth...More

Thank Jacob A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was definitely one of my favourite temples in Thailand... you must do the monk chat. I loved learning about Buddhism from them.

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Too bad we could not get inside as it was closed but a quick visit around the premises was enough to make us look in awe. Beautiful monument that has visible signs of damage, probably to some war/ attack or fire. Unfortunately we did not...More

Thank Mailon1980
Reviewed 3 days ago

The highlight for me was the ruin temple. Reminds me of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Large area to walk around. The inside of the new temple have a large praying area. There is also a large sleeping buddha there.

Thank KnoxMelbourne
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit in heart of Chiang Mai. I come to Chiang Mai pretty often and always visit this place. Worth it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although this was about the 3rd temple we looked at for the day, it did have some interesting elements. It was 'flower festival' day so there was plenty of activity - some would say too much. The interesting thing is the old temple part of...More

Thank BonesMacca
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For an agnostic, even though it's a religious building, you'll come to appreciate the sheer beauty of it. It is a must-see and since there aren't much to see nor do (if you don't rent a moped or a car) then this is it. On...More

Thank Mats N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went there during a festival week at Chiang Mai and it was really interesting to see lots of people praying at the temples all around and all the monks everywhere. The place is big with lots of food shops. Worth visiting the place.

Thank Luciana Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

In the heart of Chiang Mai's old city center, WAT CHEDI LUANG is a very wide area, you can take around 2 to 3 hours, in addition to the center tower, there are temples open for foreign guests to visit.

Thank Cristophie C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was such a surprise.. amazing on the inside and on the outside. You pay 40thb to go inside and you have to cover your legs and knees. But worth it any bath :)

Thank Marta R
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I have gone 2 days in a row and can't find monk chat! I went to the north side of the temple where it was supposed to be, but no luck. Please help!
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.
Fatima H
Do I need to come with a tour operator here? Is there an entrance fee?
27 September 2016|
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Response from SRobinson2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. You can enter/drive right into this temple. There is no ticket or tour guide needed. You may stay as long as you want. This temple is a MUST. Enjoy!
beisdes Wat Chedi Luang, anywhere else to recommend ?
16 November 2015|
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Response from Rosalynde J | Reviewed this property |
The whole of Chiang Mai and its environs! It is really easy to walk around and take in the sights, temples markets and festivals, lots of coffee shops and tourist agencies offering trips to the hills etc. We do not usually... More