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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” (397 reviews)
“monk chat” (232 reviews)
“beautiful temple” (270 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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"old city"
in 397 reviews
"monk chat"
in 232 reviews
"beautiful temple"
in 270 reviews
"smaller temples"
in 74 reviews
"emerald buddha"
in 59 reviews
"practice their english"
in 47 reviews
"main temple"
in 140 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 150 reviews
"young monks"
in 40 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 48 reviews
"walk around"
in 55 reviews
"earthquake"
in 187 reviews
"ruins"
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"structure"
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"century"
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"statues"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth the visit - sarongs can be hired to cover legs. The whole site is interesting and worth walking around.

Thank Marcrj
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Better than Wat Pra Singh in my opinion. Very old temple so full of history. Centrally located in Old Town.

1  Thank สายลักษณ์ เ
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very cool temple in the center of town. Very old an historic. Worth a visit for sure. The temple is quite amazing as you will see

Thank Macon D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the many temples in the old city worth exploring on your own . No shoes allowed but not so strick in long pants

Thank Terryph
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This temple is one of the most impressive in Chiang Mai. Also very central and easy to get to. To beat the heat, a few restaurants are in its immediate surroundings for some cold refreshments. Make sure you buy the ticket that allows you to...More

Thank L441QVjosepht
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth a visit if you like ancient iconic structures, imagining the spectacle 400 years ago, of the young monks climbing the stairs to enter the Chedi to pray - amazing!

Thank JudyandJim7250
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My favourite Wat in Chiang Mai, just stunning, lots of areas to walk around and explore. Well worth the visit

Thank donnaw268
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned to Chiang Mai after my first visit 10 years ago, and back then Chiang Mai was a quiet and sleepy city. Back then Wat Chedi Luang never had an entrance fee for tourists and foreign devotees and was a quiet temple during the day...More

1  Thank M L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very old Temple grounds full of history. In a state of repair and hopefully will be restored at some point to it's former glory.

Thank Clockwork O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful temple and great architect. one of the best place in chiang mai. It is a perfect place for the people who love temples and calm place. it is inside the city and easy to access. recommend to visit once.

Thank saravanan1972
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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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