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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“monk chat” (244 reviews)
“old city” (406 reviews)
“beautiful temple” (286 reviews)
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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+66 53 276 140
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"monk chat"
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"old city"
in 406 reviews
"beautiful temple"
in 286 reviews
"smaller temples"
in 77 reviews
"emerald buddha"
in 58 reviews
"practice their english"
in 51 reviews
"main temple"
in 143 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 152 reviews
"young monks"
in 41 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 53 reviews
"walk around"
in 56 reviews
"earthquake"
in 188 reviews
"ruins"
in 182 reviews
"structure"
in 194 reviews
"statues"
in 133 reviews
"century"
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Reviewed yesterday

Wear modest clothing, awe inspiring. The size of this temple is incredible. I went with a guided private tour, the history was very interesting. A must see!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big area, very open, beautiful temples and buildings but that’s about it. Would recommend a tour guide because there are many details around the area that only the guides can explain. The temples, like all other temples, require modest clothing so always bring something to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went there in 2015. This temple is all about the ancient remains of an old temple. Huge building is present which shows how rich was the heritage of Chiang Mai in those days. Can go round the temple and can see the different faces of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful temple, can get busy at times! Remember to cover your skin ladies or you will have to pay 100 baht to borrow a skirt.

Thank Brogan S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having dined at nearby restaurant ,Le Fourchette highly recommended, needed a walk to help with full stomach. So glad we did. Walked right past the " foreigners to the other gate " sign, security guard didnt say anything. It was night time and the old...More

Thank Golly8GEE
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this monument. My wife at a certain moment less as they have the piller of the city and society where woman are not allowed. I went in anyway and made a video for her. In all a lovely complex and not over charged.

Thank Laurent L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Probably the most pictured temple in the old city of Chiang Mai and I can see why. The old temple which has part of its roof turns into ruin is quite impressive. I recommend to go early in the morning of later in the afternoon...More

Thank cirque
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have traveled extensively in SE Asia and been there done that re Temples. THIS is not to miss. I am jaded from the less old Wats with 'plastic gold painted Buddhas etc. To see (what remains of) an original 600 year old temple is...More

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chiang Mai has so many Temples (Wat) to see. Start with this one. The original Wat is over 600 years old and still standing. Allow enough time to have a good look around Wat grounds. There is a main Wat visitors can go into -...More

Thank Jocelyn C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple is a must see in Chiang Mai. It has two parts, one from 600 years ago which will give you and idea of what to expect in other temples of the same kind as it is made from rocks and one temple where...More

Thank Claudius F
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vuhgairee
5 December 2017|
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Response from John P | 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
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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! :)
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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!
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