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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“old city” (371 reviews)
“monk chat” (217 reviews)
“beautiful temple” (254 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 276 140
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice place. Not only temple even city pillar was settle here also. There are special ceremony in May call Intrakin.

Thank 979ratanas
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are many ways in the old city. Each unique in there own. This way was well kept, nice temple. A must visit if u have the time

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely at sunset. Peaceful setting off a market road. Looks good at night when it is lit, worth a visit.

Thank jaysussex
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Commanding view of the ancient Lanna civilization. This temple is within walking distance from many hotels, or easily accesible by tuk tuk or taxi. Ladies have to cover shoulders and knees to enter. Tshirt is acceptable.. otherwise rentals of wrap skirts are available.

Thank Fan L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful site to see when in Chiang Mai, also really different from other types of temples in Thailand

Thank Raluca C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The temple is all dressed up and 'renovated', the Chedi out the back is huge and largely untouched so I believe it would give you a better idea of how these temples were originally built.

Thank Matt E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved the contrast of the old combined with the newest temple. It's worth checking this temple complex out. It's beautifully designed and takes you back in time. The tickets are 40 Bhat and you don't really need to book a tour. If you want...More

Thank Shakira S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This temple is very well maintained and worth a visit. Foreigners must pay to enter but not much. Women and men are asked to dress modestly. It doesn’t take much time to see the site.

1  Thank robert4704
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Old temple right in the centre of Chiang Mai. Beautiful place to walk around and to see some history of the 14th C Mengrai dynasty. Some nice shaded areas mean you can stay cool whilst walking around. Best temple to visit in Chiang Mai.

Thank MrEko108
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tour guide took us to tour old town Chiangmai include this wat. It seemed been there for hundred of hundred years, but good foundation. Worth for science view and historical study.

Thank Tseem M
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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! :)
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!
26 May 2017|
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Response from TonyD33 | Reviewed this property |
As you enter the area from the road - the main temple is straight in front of you. Go around to the right and they are usually sat under/by a small tree facing the main temple. Hope you find them - have fun.