Wat Kuu Kham (Wat Chedi Liam) Temple

Wat Kuu Kham (Wat Chedi Liam) Temple

Wat Kuu Kham (Wat Chedi Liam) Temple
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davidwilliambarnes
Blackpool, UK1,636 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is one of the better temples and definitely has an Indian influence. My major concern into todays society is that women are not allowed in certain areas because they menstruate - really!!!
Written 24 November 2023
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chiangmaicharlies
Chiang Mai, Thailand5,653 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Can the stupa really be nearly 800 years old? That's what the say! The Wat itself, surely not.

I rate the stupa, 'Chedi Liam' as the #1 attraction within the Wiang Kum Kam historic settlement and archaeological site, along the Ping River. The site itself is an attraction you should not miss anyway.

The temple itself is interesting but not outstanding.

Get to the site by taxi (about 30 minutes from Chiang Mai, or under your own steam with a map.

The stupa alone is best viewed from the opposite side of the Ping River, particularly at night. Find yourself near the Sheik Istana hotel to do this (much closer to Chiang Mai, too).

Highly recommended.
Written 16 August 2018
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Ensure you include this temple as part of your day tour - it's on the way and rather pretty. Surprised there aren't more reviews on here for it.
Written 17 December 2017
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singhasam
Weymouth, UK3,725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
VISITED this beautiful temple on my own and was the only tourist there throughout my entire visit so really atmospheric.
There are two schools of thought as to how the temple came to be built. One is that King Mangrai ordered his people to dig earth from a pond for the consttruction of a chedi to house Buddha relics and the other is that it was built to contain the ashes of his wife.
It is about 100ft high and, whatever the reason for its construction, it was so peaceful to wander round it and enjoy the architecture and the beautiful setting without coachloads of visitors swarming everywhere.
The swaying palm trees at the front and the giant "gongs" down one side all add to the special impression of the place and I would recommend anyone to take a little trip out to see it.
Written 1 December 2017
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CharlesWinther
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We stayed at the hotel just opposite Wat Chedi Liam temple. The view from our room was just beautiful with the river and ancient pagoda on the other side, especially in the eveing after it getting dark and they turn on the light at the Pagoda. The view was stunning. So we decided to visit the temple the next morning and took a horse carriage tour around the ancient city. There wasn't much to see just only the wreckage of temples but the atmosphere was really nice. Worth to visit.
Written 28 August 2017
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The_Homesick_Nomad
Yasothon, Thailand227 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
I am not a connoisseur of temples, chedis or wats. I have seen quite a few while I live here. This one is a little off the beaten path of the average tourist and was interesting because of the architecture. After I took the picture and tool the camera away from my eye, I was surrounded and nearly attacked by the temple dogs. I was there very early as you can see from the photo. One monk was visible and when I called to him for help, he turned and walked inside, not to emerge again while I was still calling for help. It was quite the surreal experience. Every time I turned one direction, the dogs behind me would inch forward, growling, barking and snapping. I tried all the tricks in the book to calm the dogs, then to scare them off. Nothing seemed to be working. The whole time, I kept working my way back to my motorcycle. I was definitely fearful I was going to be bitten. I made it out unharmed, but the adrenaline was pumping.
Written 15 February 2017
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Iratdog
Kerhonkson, NY1,465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
This is a great example of the Indian influence on the Buddhist Temple. It's quite ornate and extremely well kept. I highly recommend a visit for those Temple Buffs among us.

It's quite close to Chiang Mai, however I recommend taking Chang Khlan Road down as far as practical. When you hit the Airport highway bear right and go over the bridge there. The Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road is just too much traffic. This is much less visited that any temple in the city, and nicer than some.
Written 4 April 2016
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