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Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara

Open today: 06:00 - 18:30
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Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.
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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 yesterday via mobile

It’s a really beautiful Temple, it’s big and we took so many pics. It’s all to discover . The entrance is around 200 baht , we liked that much that we wanted to come back , we didn’t just for the payment of the entrance...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank V9969JBmelissac
Reviewed yesterday

Probably the most visited temple in Chiang Mai and certainly the most commercial it is however well worth a visit. The temple itself is beautiful and well maintained. Walking around the grounds the remains of the Stupa is dominates, with some of the elephant statues...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JR_Essex
Reviewed yesterday

Built in 1441, with a stupa reaching a soaring 82-meters in height. Wat Chedi Luang was home to the Emerald Buddha before it was transferred to Luang Prabang and later to Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok (another sacred Buddha occupies from this niche eastern side,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Temples and remnant of a massive Stupa. There are so many monks here you we get plenty of opportunities to see and photograph them

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sudburion
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s quite well maintained and significant temple from historic point of view. One can see only the temple from outside. Closing time is 7 pm. And this one charges 40 bhat per adult and 20 bhat per children. One recommendation, if you are in old...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rohitblk
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can feel the sense of awe from the towering height. You cannot help but be reminded of Hollywood human sacrifice scenes from the top of the steps. You cannot climb the steps, but it's still an amazing place to view. Do not miss!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank The_Review_Queen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderfully intriguing ruin in the heart of old Chiang Mai. Spectacular, especially at night. There is a fee for travellers.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 651seand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chedi Luang Temple Is an old temple Who lived in Chiang Mai city for hundreds of years.There is a spacious place, with a large old pagoda that looks magical, Inthakhin pillars or city pillars.Is a valuable temple And is an archaeological site To study current...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank narongsak12366
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a highly visited Wat in the centre of the city but is well worth the visit to have a good look around. The site is relatively quite large with a number of buildings and structures to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Timmy_Hughes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These are ruin of pagoda which got damaged due to earthquake. It is a famous temple and has a long history. This place makes me feel calm and relaxed. There are many tourists taking pictures. This place is excellent for me.

Date of experience: March 2019
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5 December 2017|
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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
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!