Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 103 Road King Prajadhipok Phra Singh, Muang District, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +66-53276140
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Unesco Site
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About Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai

Sponsored by the UNESCO for restoration, the Wat Chedi Luang is one place where you have to be when visiting Chiang Mai. The Ruined Lanna-style Chedi dates back to the 15th century and houses a Jade Buddha are picturesque keeps.

Wat Chedi Luang's other prominent attraction is the lak meu·ang (city pillar, believed to house the city's guardian deity) enshrined in a small building to the left of the compound's main entrance. In the main wi·haf.hn is the standing Buddha, known as Phra Chao Attarot, flanked by two disciples, both renowned for meditation and mysticism.

Wat ChediLuang offers you a historic insight into the city of Chiang Mai. As it is a religious site, there are no tickets for Wat ChediLuang. However, if you choose to stick on to some tour, it will offer you the advantage of knowledge along with the main attraction. Wat ChediLuang tours Tickets are easily available with us. As you pick up and book tickets for Wat ChediLuangwith us, you will be left spoilt with deals and ultimate prices. Wat ChediLuang ticket prices with our tours are affordable as you book them with us.

Wat Chedi Luang Information

  • The temple is open on all days except public holidays.
  • It is a religious place, so try to keep intact the sanctity of the place and make way for the local devotees.

How To reach Wat Chedi Luang by Public Transport

  • You can take a tuk-tuk or a minibus taxi from the main city.

Restaurants Near Wat Chedi Luang

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  • Mitmai restaurant
  • Thais that blind. 

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Things to Know Before Visiting Wat Chedi Luang

  • 95% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Wat Chedi Luang in their plan

  • 47.3% of people start their Wat Chedi Luang visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Wat Chedi Luang

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94.03% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Chedi Luang

People normally club together Elephant Nature Park and Wat Phra Singh while planning their visit to Wat Chedi Luang.

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Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai Reviews

  • Beautiful place for 40 baht each. The ruined Chedi is majestic and has a tinge of Burmese influence (and I’m assuming there’s a historical connection as this part of Thailand is very close to Myanmar). If you’ve been to Bagan then this may not be as impressive as it sounds. The main Sanctuary has a huge Buddha statue and is decorated with intricate designs. There’s also a daily monk chat corner that you can participate. You can spend an hour or an hour and a half to take photos, sit down at the bench to relax and enjoy the view.

  • This is a truly magnificent peice of Chiang Mai culture and history. Definitely don't leave the city without visiting these ruins! It's only 40baht to get in and definitely worth the price! Beware that you must follow the dress code which is similar to many other residents Buddhist temples throughout Asia. This temple has many smaller temples and shrines all around it so I'd recommend wearing shoes that are easy to put on and take off.

  • What2Do in Chiang Mai - Prove you have been to Chiang Mai Well, 1. Of course, this is one of the things must do when you are in CM. The temple is about 600 years old! 2. Discover your zodiac animal and perform a small donation. 3. Go in the morning or during evening to get best photo shots. 4. Count how many elephant statue at this wat. I wonder is the number signify something? 5. Spend quality times and be awed by the architecture.

  • Wowww the photos don't explain how BIG and beautiful this temple is!!!! Wat Chedi Luang is tall and mighty, with buddha statues inside. Honestly so beautiful and surprisingly not crowded, as the ground is spacious. Foreigners have to pay to enter but I notice they don't really check.

  • If you could visit just one temple in the old town, I would suggest this one. It's just different from the others. All the other temples are relatively similar.

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