Wat Chedi Luang

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
  • 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.

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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.

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Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai Reviews

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  • 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.

  • I am a little sad about this majestic temple ruin in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I have been a regular long stay visitor in Chiang Mai for many years and one place I liked to visit regularly was Wat Chedi Luang. I would ride my bicycle there early in the morning just to see the shifting morning light on the ruined Chedi itself and also on the orange robes of the monks as they made their morning rounds. There would be no tourists, just me an my bicycle and my camera, sitting on a bench, in the shade of a very old tree. Fast forward to today and someone has figured out that the large numbers of tourists now visiting are all willing to pay an entrance fee. So there are now security gates and uniformed enforcers running around making sure no-one gets in without paying. The peace and tranquility that once enveloped this temple has been trampled on in exchange for a very poorly planned and laid out method of making an income of what once was a very beautiful place to spend a few moments in the shade contemplating the majesty of man's many great attempts to put meaning to this life. Suggestion for enjoying Wat Chedi Luang as it is now: I am not really sure, maybe arrive very early, the entrance fee is not very high, so that is not what I am complaining about. It is all the commotion that goes on because of the increase in tourism and the enforcement of the entrance fee structure that is annoying to me, Maybe wear ear plugs and dark glasses while dealing with security and the arrival of tour groups.

  • 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.

  • BEAUTIFUL AT NIGHT! You can't go into the newer temples (the really old temple no one can enter) at night but it's worth it to visit at night. No crowds and no heat.

  • I visited Wat Chedi Luang during the day and it was 40 Baht to enter. It was cool to see the old ruins and there are multiple temples around the area. We saw some monks walking around the area too. It took about 20 to 30 minutes to walk around and enter into some of the other temples. This place also needs knees and shoulders to be covered so bring a scarf/ pants to cover up.

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