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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
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“old city” (357 reviews)
“monk chat” (212 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 17:00
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

Nice older wat, there is a fee now, but well worth it with a water feature and one of the oldest temples with Few elephants still in tact

Thank SaigonDoug
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow what a great place. You are overwhelmed with a feeling of calm. Don't worry if you forget to dress appropriately as you can rent a gown for a deposit of 100 bhat which you get back. This great place was just 40 bhat to...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the history and 360 degree view. Great to get the different angles and buddhas on each side. Fun!

Thank WWBlovetotravel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were staying a street away so visited in the late afternoon: sat & listened to the monks chanting before heading outside and getting some great pictures as the sun went down .

Thank MKP669
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

this was my second trip in Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai has lots of temples. Wat chedi luang is one of them. and the temple in old city chiang mai. if u plan to come here, don't forget to bring camera or phone with good camera.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting here and running the old city was more fun than the actual sight itself. The place is literally packed to the brim with tourists, good luck trying to get any sort of photo without huge amount of people in them. I would not advise...More

Thank Eric Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful temple. In the front is the modern temple, but behind are some very scenic ruins. Lots of opportunity to use the camera here. Best thing? We could sit and chat with a monk, asking anything we wanted to know about Buddhism...More

Thank Daveysdad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the visit! Even though 1 of the temples women can't enter, the other one is open to all. Beautiful!

Thank Horton777
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not intend to visit this temple but I was so amazed when I went at night. The illumination was so beautiful. One of the biggest temples in Chiang mai. Night admission is 20 THB.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my girlfriend - it is a MUST if visiting Chiang Mai. The huge central stupa is just huge and looks monlithic against the clouds. It is a really detailed and well preserved site that is great for photographs and a topic of...More

Thank CROSSO1989
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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.