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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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“beautiful temple” (246 reviews)
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 17:00
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 today

Amazing temple. Very impressive and beautiful. It shows another time of the Thai culture. A must see

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing historic 14th century Wat surviving after earthquake. Detail of the serpents guarding the stairway & row of larger than life elephants are spectacular.

Thank Anita B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Entrance fee is less than 200. I couldn't remember the exact amount. Women should dress properly (no mini skirts or short pants) but the staff will give you something to wear like a long skirt. You have to pay 100 baht for the skirt as...More

1  Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a serene beautiful temple, we walked around it and really could feel the peace. After all the gold in other temples, perhaps we needed a break from this. The monks walking past made excellent photo's!

Thank MariaPaul1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture. A must see if you enjoy history. It is central to the old town so plenty of cafes and restaurant around etc it only takes an hour or so to walk around and please don’t be offended by the men only side, respect...More

Thank Guyinherts
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wat Chedi Luang is definitely worth a visit, but a must see to all who have not been to Ayutthaya. Its' ruin is very astonishing and in the center of Chiang Mai square. There is also a big temple which is really beautiful but the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very impressive temple in the heart of chiang mai old city. Its actually the best tempel/pagoda here

Thank Sayajin Y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spend a lot of time walking around the temple to catch some great shots. Sit at various locations with the temple to watch the world go by and get more great shots. Always be respectful when you are there.

Thank Steveyinasia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here with a bike guide. Good to visit and understand details....otherwise you could miss out on interpretations etc

Thank loveexploring123
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place worth to visit. Magnificent architectural design with long time historical background. Also it is very convenient to go by tuk tuk inside the old city.

Thank Yuk Yee H
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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.