Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, Chiang Mai

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Admire the traditional design and reverential atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, a Buddhist temple located in Chiang Mai's historical center. King Saen Muang Ma initiated construction in the 14th century, intending to bury his father's ashes here. The project wasn't completed until the mid 15th century, and since then the temple has been rebuilt, refurbished, and redesigned on numerous occasions. Originally three separate temple areas, the sites were joined up to create the place of worship you see today, making it an area of impressive scale as well as architecture. Visit the grounds to discover its interesting and volatile history; look for the replica of the famous Emerald Buddha once housed here and the city pillar surrounded by three dipterocarp trees. Our Chiang Mai trip itinerary tool makes visiting Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and other Chiang Mai attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Awesome historical site and so well maintained! It makes for a very interesting and awe inspiring part of the walk around the old city. 
    Awesome historical site and so well maintained! It makes for a very interesting and awe inspiring part of the walk around the old city.  more »
  • We liked the temple very much as it was very majestic and beautiful. The Chedi (pagoda) was partially destroyed during an earthquake many years ago, but most parts of the structure still remained... 
    We liked the temple very much as it was very majestic and beautiful. The Chedi (pagoda) was partially destroyed during an earthquake many years ago, but most parts of the structure still remained...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit and a walk around. I suppose it was slightly different from some of the other temples because it had the huge stone monument which was good to look at oi oi. 
    Definitely worth a visit and a walk around. I suppose it was slightly different from some of the other temples because it had the huge stone monument which was good to look at oi oi.  more »
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  • Nice old temple in center of city inside moat. Pretty old and crumbling down after centuries of earthquakes but still active temple with monks in saffron coloured robes and peaceful to visit on a hot day. Roads outside can be quite stressful with all the hustle and bustle, but here is nice. Very old so interesting historically and if you are into Buddhism. It's quite extensive inside the property. Many little side chapels.
  • Beautiful temple. + Old style temple with beautiful statues on top. + The Pagodas on the back are also extremely well maintained. + Ambience - overall very peaceful walk.
  • A very relaxing beautiful temple. Great to see the monks praying. There a dress code to enter the temple which we were not aware of but they gave us gowns instead of sending us back or charging for it. Very kind people.
  • Very nice temple to visit. 700 + years worth of history. Many buildings have interesting architecture if you are interested in them. I visit in April thus very hot as there is not much tree shade.
  • Peaceful temple with amazing centuries old architecture. Main hall was closed for renovations but still plenty to see. I did not have to pay entrance fee and did not see the ticket booth as other mentioned. Monks are around if you want to drop by and ask about Buddhism, meditation or culture. Great place to visit.

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