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Address: On Suthep Road, west of the Old City, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Temple built on what were once a 14th-century monarch's gardens. Today,...

Temple built on what were once a 14th-century monarch's gardens. Today, site of a Buddhist university and a popular spot for photographers, especially during sunset. Some of the temple's chedis (spires) contain ashes of Chiang Mai's royal family. Also, one can see half of a holy Buddhist relic brought from Sukothai in 1371, which unfortunately split into two upon arrival in Chiang Mai. The other half is buried at Doi Suthep. A 500-year-old bronze Buddha image, one of the largest in northern Thailand, is also housed here, in the small hall at the back of the compound.

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The so-called White Temple is unique and a must-see if you are touring Chiang Mai. It is ornate and unique. Walk across the bridge of the "cycle of rebirth, see the Gate of... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The so-called White Temple is unique and a must-see if you are touring Chiang Mai. It is ornate and unique. Walk across the bridge of the "cycle of rebirth, see the Gate of Heaven, and admire the main temple buiding, with the markings of classic Thai architecture .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thailand has so many great Wats, and with a Thai wife we have visited many. This one is similar to many others, except for the very interesting 'graveyard' area, which is the picture in the site info above. Too hot to stay and look around outside too much, but plenty of other interesting buildings and as always was cool inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our Wendy Woo guide took us through the temple and the grounds. Everything was so well maintained and beautiful to see. The tombs, as shown, are the result of opening this space to anyone connected to the royalty. A number were relocated here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The temples glow in the sunshine being all painted white. A site that is well looked after and has a interesting history of the royal families. The main temple is also beautiful. Do take photos through the back windows of the Chedi some amazing ones.In the late afternoon the whole scence changes with the light and looks magical

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 Wat is the cemetery of the old Lanna Royal Kingdom. A beautiful temple with the amazing glaring white pagodas of the cemetery. Highly recommended as a must see. Take you sunglasses though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful temples in Chiang Mai, sunset is particularly nice and don't miss out the main prayer hall. As with all temples in Thailand, make sure to wear knee length shorts or skirt and shoulders covered. Get a nice fruit shake in the little cafe inside Pun Pun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a temple tour of here Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep on the mountain. Was great to have a guide as she could explain the history of the temples so would def recommend that if possible this temple is really lovely. Was quite busy too with locals in visiting/speaking with the monks very enjoyable visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a very good vegetarian restaurant in this Watt and it is very good for money. Quite delicious food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite temple in Chiang Mai. This temple located outside the old moat for just 2km. If you are photographer you will like the view in sunset time in this temple!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a temple tour of here Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep on the hillside. I found this temple very well maintained and beautiful to look at and probably the most enjoyable of the three.

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