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Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara
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Half-Day City Temples Tour of Chiang Mai
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It's the sort that you have to tick off your list when visiting Chiang Mai.

I get to hear foreign tourists complain why they need to pay 40 THB to enter. People need to realise that locals pay to preserve their culture through TAXES which we do not pay while enjoying their city. Please be considerate and not annoy staff, locals, and better minded tourists about these misinformed complaints.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Don't miss this experience. Very low entrance fee, for beauty of temples inside. Umbrella, long skirt/pants, sunscreen and enjoy.

1  Thank Tanja N
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Chedi Luang (big stupa) found at this temple had the top knocked off during an earthquake ages ago, yet the base still stands tall, and is beautifully restored. Just standing at the base, you can image the splendour of the whole stupa in its glory days. It is a must see in the centre of the old lanna city.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The old temple ruins were very interesting. The variety of statutes and small temples were beautiful. Had a more open less crowded feel than some temple complexes.

1  Thank Amy H
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our morning at Wat Chedi. There are a few different temples to look around on the site, and most interesting is the ancient Chedi in the centre which is different to other temples we have seen in Thailand.

Our most favourite thing about this temple however was the Monk Chat programme. Situated next to the main temple is a small covered area with tables where you have to opportunity to sit down and speak with the Monks. It allows them to practice their English, and it allowed us to ask numerous questions about Buddhism as well as the Monk lifestyle. It was such an interesting and though provoking chat that i cannot recommend this opportunity enough!! It is completely free, you ca make a donation if you wish. One of my favourite things we did in Chiang Mai.

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