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Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara

Open today: 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Built about 600 years ago, this impressive temple once housed the precious Emerald Buddha.
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 276 140
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful ancient temple in heart of Chiang Mai which is well worth seeing. Gigantic trees on site and easy access with small entrance fee for tourists but free for Thai population

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the most ancient and impressive temple in the old city of Chiang Mai. Built over 600 years ago, the huge chedi which gave the temple its name ( the name of the temple translate to "royal pagoda") must have soared high above the...More

Thank Russ L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful ancient temple really worth making the effort to go and see. Thoroughly enjoyed it as different to the rest as very ancient and has such a feeling of calm around it. I went as the sun was setting and it was stunning.

Thank Marissa H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is an ancient beautiful temple. The entrance fee is 40 baht. It really worth a visit. I think it is the most beautiful temple in old town.

Thank Atefehdanesh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting! I would recommend wearing clothing that covers the shoulders and legs as well as slip on shoes. If you don’t, it’s not a problem, as they can provide you with coverings.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful touring this temple , we stared our tour in the rain, It's a beautiful temple , peaceful and serene . It 's also colorful and vibrant.We were able to talk to some of the novice monks which was insightful and humbling , we hope...More

Thank ngmeiki
Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid the nominal entrance fee and were treated to a very beautiful chedi and wat. The entire property was huge with many things to see and photograph. It definitely is a must see! If you go there late in the day when they turn...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well hidden treasure that is often missed by tourst and residents alike... if you dont see it you will have missed the best site in Chiang Mai.

Thank Sid T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and beautiful for the temple, just too many tourist. And don't wear shorts when going there in side

Thank holachiangmai11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice, go there. Better in the evening. Not so many people, but we were there in low season. Recommend

Thank Adam T
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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
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!