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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 2 days ago via mobile

It was really worth trip to Wat Chedi. This is one of the oldest temple in chiang mai. When i was , i got very peceful mind .

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank R9931YHjamesw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice architecture. Situated in the city. The downside is that most (if not all) notice board and signage is in Thai language. Basically I was just there to see the building. Most of the info I got later on is from the Internet. Hopefully they...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nicholas_Seah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out of all of the temples we saw in Chiang Mai this was one of the most impressive. The grounds are very large and the chedi is huge. It's amazing to think that most of the temples are around 700 years old and imagining what...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank brendonc204
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple grounds are a mixture of modern and ancient buildings including the largest chedi in Chiang Mai, which was damaged in an earthquake several centuries ago. It is located in about the center of the Old City. During the busy season, a 20 baht...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Robert R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the largest stupa/pagoda where you can see details of how it was built. Has some beautiful wooden buildings. Locals and tourists mixed together but without disturbing each others.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Elphax
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite Chiang Mai Wats eversince I visited the Wat for the first time in 1998. It is just beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Heidyvan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived here on a walking tour. It was so beautiful and historic. The temple ruins were so interesting. Don't forget to cover your knees and shoulders ladies to not be disrespectful!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kmancy2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The temple was one of many parts and have us quite a bit of time for our family to explore the temple, the palace and see the life of the monks which worship and stay here. Our children (4/6) loved to explore and take photos...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank EspressionArts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is super cool and you can feel of it’s spiritual significance. We stopped here on a bike tour of the old city and it was really wonderful to walk around.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ryanr897
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come Chiang Mai, do not miss to visit One of the most popular temple in Thailand, where full of Thai original culture and style.

Date of experience: July 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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Response from johnpackham3d | 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