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Address: 103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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+66 53 276 140
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious...

Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.

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Awesome and right in the middle of the old town sq!

An absolute must see in Chiang Mai! The couldn't be more easily accessed or surrounded by delicious food carts! On top of that the temple is absolutely amazing, it just looms... read more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An absolute must see in Chiang Mai! The couldn't be more easily accessed or surrounded by delicious food carts! On top of that the temple is absolutely amazing, it just looms over everything near it! You can't climb the steps or set foot inside but the imposing beauty is well worth a small detour to see this place and get... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spectacular, don't miss this Temple, ageless, Steeped in history from a bygone age, the architecure alone is worth the visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's really easy to get to (in the middle of the square) and the sheer size of it is impressive to see. A good amount of restoration has gone into this temple. Another interesting attraction that the location has is getting to speak to a Buddhist monk about their practice and rituals. Plenty of them speak English (and other languages,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great Wat to check out first if staying more in the middle area of old town Chiang Mai. The walk about is great and doesn't take long. And it's right by the Sunday Night Bazzar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Must go. Don't really know what else to add to this review but if you take nothing else from my reviews, please just read the first 2 words of this review. No, but seriously, this temple is absolutely gorgeous. Both the antiquity of the temple coupled with its convenient location in the heart of the Old City make it a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice afternoon tour of the ruins. Good place to visit to gain some Thailand history. Nice surprise at the end of the visit - they take your picture and present it as an option to buy on a souvenir plate.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting in Old Town Chiang Mai. Colours, people and architecture are beautiful. History on touch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was one of my favorites in the Old City. It was a bit different from the others and is definitely worth visiting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting, beautiful place to visit while in Chaing Mai. Chat with a young monk or wander around the grounds. Make sure you dress appropriately, ladies cover your shoulders and wear a long skirt, guys wear pants and a sleeved shirt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Inside the Old City, the centuries-old wat has pretty much crumbled, but the triple-roofed wihan has panels that depict the 10 previous lives of the Buddha. Lots to see and admire.

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