Wat Lok MoleeCurrently Closed
- Address: Manee nopparat Soi 2, Si Phum, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
- Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 053-404039
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Sculpture
Wat Lok Moli is a Buddhist temple situated on the north side of the north moat surrounding the old part of the city, about 400 meters west of the Chang Phuak city gate. Built in the 16th century, the Mengrai royal family maintained the temple and the temple houses the asehs of many of its members.
The brickwork of the large chedi is left mostly bare, this in contrast to the, often recently, stuccoed chedis of other temples in Chiang Mai. Of note are the finely sculptured Nagas and wooden temple facade. The temple is aligned along a north-south axis most Buddhist temples are orientated towards the East, towards the rising sun.
Wat Lok Molee Travel Tips
- It is a religious place, so try to keep intact the sanctity of the place and make way for the local devotees.
- Do not photograph without permission.
How to Reach Wat Lok Molee
- Tuk-Tuk or a rented bicycles or cars.
- FRANCO-Thai place
- the amazing sandwich
- Pern’s restaurant
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89.42% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Wat Lok Molee in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
50.35% of people start their Wat Lok Molee visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wat Lok Molee
68.09% of people prefer walking in order to reach Wat Lok Molee
Wat Lok Molee Reviews & Ratings
This for me I think was the most special temple in Chiangmai old city. It is very old and they are trying carefully to rebuild it. Very lovely place to see.
I came across this temple whilst walking back to my hotel, in the pouring rain. I was drawn into the site, despite many areas being awash. It was well worth the visit, the chedi is old, and the temple to me seemed more peaceful than the more popular ones in CM. If you visit you won't be disappointed
One of my fave temples in CM. Always beautifully decorated to reflect the local celebration of the month. It's especially stunning around The Lantern Festival. Check it out!
I really liked this temple as it is somewhat different than most. Nice ornaments in the front and sculptured wood all around. At the back there is a nice pagoda made of brick which give the whole place character.
Really beautiful and authentic temple. There was some kind of a small religious ceremony, when we arrived which shows the authenticity of the place. Really relaxing place.