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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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“old city” (404 reviews)
“monk chat” (239 reviews)
“beautiful temple” (286 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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+66 53 276 140
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A lot of Chiang Mai history. Plenty of things to see. Set aside at least 1-2 hours. A building/viharn dedicated to Luang Por Man with his molar relic is also there. All in all a must see if you visit Chiang Mai.

Thank Erlend N
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This Temple goes back to the 1300's when it was built but was later severely damaged by an earthquake. Cannot enter the Temple and barriers are in place but can walk all the way around it and still admire and soak up its history. I...More

Thank Warwick B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very nice old temple,there is a thing you can do which is putting the water at the bamboo and pull it up to top of the temple and let the water drop at top of the temple to get good luck wish.

Thank tanhanpin
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was a few minutes walk from the street we were staying in and I suppose I wasn't expecting something so amazing nearby. I was so pleasantly surprised, this place looks like a level right out of an old Tomb Raider game and has...More

Thank Francesca P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cultural and historical site. One of the must go when visiting Chiang Mai. It's not gonna be cool if i tell anything in advance, go and hit it up yourself !

Thank Dyke D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A grand temple with high ceilings and golden touches. You have to pay to visit the temple and the ruins. Remove your shoes before entering the temple. You can see monks of all ages seated on the floor and listening to the old master's teachings....More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

That's an awesome place, very beautiful and peaceful. The ticket it's not expensive. Make sure that you are wearing clothes that cover your shoulders and knees.

Thank vevp
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

entrance fee here is 40bht. long sleeve clothes required for woman but can be lend at the entrance. the main temple looks stunning and is absolutely worth the visit. once again there is a chat corner where visitors can speak woth monks about buddhism.

Thank Denis S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a great monument and you will be brought back in time as one walked around it viewing the details.

Thank Roy F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

quite a spectacular temple if you're into temples. foreigners pay 40b. come here for a photo stop, learn more about the history of the temple, and soak in the peace and tranquility

Thank joshua_seth_liew
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vuhgairee
5 December 2017|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Not sure if there are set time or if there are one or more all day during opening hours. We saw a Monk sat with someone having a chat when we were there. That was around 15:00pm. I read somewhere that the earlier the... More
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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! :)
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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!
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