Wat Chedi Luang

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  • Address: 103 Road King Prajadhipok Phra Singh, Muang District, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +66-53276140
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Unesco Site

Wat Chedi Luang - Review

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
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TripHobo Highlights for Wat Chedi Luang

  • Wat Chedi Luang Address: 103 Road King Prajadhipok Phra Singh, Muang District, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
  • Wat Chedi Luang Contact Number: +66-53276140
  • Wat Chedi Luang Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wat Chedi Luang Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Wat Chedi Luang(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wat Chedi Luang: 02:00 Hrs
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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

  • 41.57% of people start their Wat Chedi Luang visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

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

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

91.22% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai Reviews

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  • Frankly, the temple is really nice and beautiful and the price is cheap (20 baht per person = less than 1€/$). This is the most visited temple in central Chiang Mai. There is one only thing I do not like: one of the temples allowed only access to men. I could understand their habits of disregarding women on a religious basis, I'm not fighting their culture. But why on Earth do they then charge the same (even though if it is do little) to a woman than to a man if she is not able to see the whole thing? At least they could inform in advance and let you decide if you want to access the temple area.

  • Very impressive temple! The first of my visit in Chiang Mai but no doubts it was my favorite! Take your time to visit everything! The day I visited there was a typical market, music and scouts everywhere! Don’t forget to take off your shoes!

  • The old chedi is as beautiful as I remembered it all those years ago. The main cathedral/prayer hall at the front is beautiful, go inside and enjoy the cooling shade and marvel at those huge golden pillars. Toilets are super clean with slippers to use (unless if you encounter a big group of China tourists...). So much of development around the old Chedi Luang, wish they'd stop though. Security was friendly and you can park your bicycles at the motorbike parking area.

  • The most famous, almost the same age with the city itself. The main attraction of the temple is a huge chedi, 98 m high and 54 m wide. Pagoda was raised in 1481 and had an even greater height, but due to the earthquake of 1545 it was partially destroyed.

  • Simply Stunning. Visited yesterday. 31/05/18. Had hired a driver to take us to a few Wats/Temples/Chedi around the City. This was our first stop. It was a Spectacular, Mind Blowing, with Magnificent Monuments. We used up all our time here so had to do a renegotiation of price with our driver....no problem. He was even taking "selfies". Everywhere you looked was a photo opportunity. You'd be looking at one of the Temples and then something minute would catch the corner of your eye. There were so many moments of, " did you see this? Did you see that?" I was in Awe of the History told in so Many Different Ways. From the Magnificent Breath Taking Chedi Luang itself. To the Giant Trees that have stood for Centuries over this Sacred Place. The tiny Precious Stone Statues inlaid with Gold and Gems. And then around the corner in a nondescript little Temple the most Incredible Golden Buddha. I'll be returning in the next few days to spend much more time there. Even just to sit under one of the Giant Trees in the shade to only LOOK. Oh, one of the Temples is off limits to Women. It's a Religious Rule. Don't be offended. The Admission for non Thai is 40 baht. The Toilets are spotless.....use for a small donation. There are stalls for Souvenirs, cold drinks and snacks. Take plenty of water to drink. Wear a hat or have an umbrella. Enjoy.

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