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“The tuk tuk ....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wat Lok Molee

Wat Lok Molee
Ranked #19 of 246 things to do in Chiang Mai
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United Kingdom
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247 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
“The tuk tuk ....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

driver stopped us in our tracks as we walked down the road in the sweltering heat & took us here. I'm not much into temples but this one was quite interesting & worth a visit. The tuk tuk driver seemed to have great pleasure in taking photos of my giant husband getting in & out of the tuk tuk. He was probably buttering us up to take us to the silk, diamond, & leather place. All very interesting & I don't mind helping him get his free petrol vouchers, but when he said there was only 6 more I had to get tough with him & demand to be be taken back to where he got me from.

Visited June 2014
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Jurong East, null, Singapore
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“Must Visit Wat Lok Molee !!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Wat Lok Molee is a Buddhist temple situated on the north side of the north moat surrounding the old part of the city about 400 meters west of the Chang Phuak city gate. It is not known when the temple was built but it is first mentioned in a charter in 1367 CE. The sixth king of the Mengrai dynasty, King Kuena (1355-1385) invited ten Buddhist monks from Burma to spread their teachings on Theravada Buddhism. The monks were housed in this temple. In 1527, King Ket (also known as Mueangketklao or Phra Kaew Muang) commissioned the chedi and in 1545, he also had the viharn (assembly hall) built. The ashes of several members of the Mengrai dynasty were placed in this temple . Until the demise of their dynasty, the Mengrai royal family took the responsibility for maintaining the temple.

Visited May 2014
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Seville, Spain
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7 reviews
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“great different temple”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

this temple is great to check out if you are looking for something different than the traditional Thai temples. It has a wooden facade which is not normal for Thailand so something different. It is easy to get to from town. Not so many tourists at this temple so bit more layed back

Visited May 2014
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“We'll worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

This Wat is well worth a visit, well maintained, lots of interesting things to photograph. The location is a bit isolated no markets in close vicinity during the day, but some food stalls at night. Positioned on a very busy road I would suggest you get your driver to drop you off right outside the main entrance. There are three Wats directly opposite if you have the energy.
Cheers Phil.

Visited May 2014
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“Most of the old city need to be visited”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Loved all. Huge temple. I'll come back as I always do mostly every year and since long time ago, visiting most of the important temples of the old city

Visited July 2013
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