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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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“monk chat” (237 reviews)
“old city” (395 reviews)
“beautiful temple” (283 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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"beautiful temple"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here the day before Songkran this year. It was beautiful and definitely worth seeing. Even with the huge boom of tourists to the area, this temple was still relatively quiet, and you could peacefully walk around the grounds. The small shrines around it are...More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some say when you have seen one temple, you have seen them all. But not in this case. Photos do not do it justice. An incredible piece of architecture and I'm glad they have chosen to preserve it by not allowing people on or in...More

Thank Arlene M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

With all of the opulently appointed temples around, Wat Chedi is a change of pace. It is really interesting to see ruins right in the middle of the city. The grounds are very large, so give yourself some time to explore.

Thank supachoc
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I mostly go anywhere and anytime so I stay there and all the shown Mr that very service best provide to their guest and I liked.... As well as..!!!!

Thank Ghanshyam K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a really great way to see the history and architecture of the temples. You can easily spend time here, including having a 'Monk Chat'! What would have made it better would be an information leaflet explaining some of what we saw as everything...More

Thank srehfamily
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice temple. One of a large number in Chiang Mai. This was worth the walk in the baking heat of the day.

Thank Jose Q
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is a ancient place. this place is a great view . we arranged trip with a tour in Thailand, this place is a very heritage place

Thank zenwillioms
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is actually a temple complex that surrounds the 15th century chedi (stupa) which is in partial ruin. The chedi is the main attraction but one must pay an entry fee for the entire grounds. A restoration project sponsored by Japan and UNESCO has been...More

1  Thank mwcw
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The old temple at the rear of the complex is quite magnificent. The newer temples at the front were much the same as others around the city/country. Interesting mix of culture and religion, but this at times came at the expense of progressive thinking and...More

Thank RYAN B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The temple was very nice but I hate the fact that it is too touristic. We have to pay for the entrance ticket! I don't think any other temple in Chiang Mai requires you to pay for the entrance

Thank davidjcobson
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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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