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Oldest temple in Chiang Mai - 'Elephant Chedi'.

Easy walk to visit the temple. Lots of featured the elephants holding up the temple. Worth a quick trip.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easy walk to visit the temple. Lots of featured the elephants holding up the temple. Worth a quick trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Said to be one of the oldest temples within the old walls.The middle Elelphant Chedi is very photogenic.Amazing how the reliefs have survived so many years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful temple like all the Wat's I visited. Beautiful inside and out. Plenty of smaller Wat's around the main temple to see. This is the oldest Wat in Chiang Mai. Great Temple to see with an old Pagoda behind it. Being the oldest means a must see. Easy to walk to.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go towards the back, there are some gorgeous elephant statues around the stupa there, an excellent place to start a temple tour of the old city, def visit. I don't know if they still do it but they used to have Tai Chi by donation very early in the morning too... lovely place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful temple in local style of Lanna empire or empire of Tausend Elephants... Specially the stupa monument is unusuable with elephants and gold there. Some small replica of Luang Chedi or similar... Nice surrounding is also good invitation to the visit, it is not far to North from the center of Oldtown.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a walk through the old part of the city and found this temple. It is surrounded by lovely gardens and was almost devoid of people. Someone there told us that it is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai and the elephant tower is a notable feature. There was no admission fee when we were there. We strolled... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit temple late afternoon. Even if it is maybe closed no one will be around to bother you. Sit and relax in front of temple, take a few photos and walk among flowers and palm trees.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No entrance fee. Very quiet grounds. It's very relaxing to walk around the temple's gounds. There's a reasonable amount of shade and a pool full of fish with a small temple (?) on stilts. There are seats around here underneath some trees.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice temple in the heart of chiang Mai old town. Quiet and peaceful. Really liked it there so much that I spent 3 hours

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many of the older Buddhist temples, there are several "sections" worth experiencing! Generally the older temples also have more elaborate statues and the opportunities to absorb the ethereal nature of the temple.

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