Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, Chiang Mai

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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  • I was already there 17 years ago and find it to be very nice! Meanwhile, entry is required (40 baht for adults). It is however worth! A nice quiet place. You can exchange with Munich if you want.
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  • This temple is easily accessible by yuk yuk in Old Town Chiang Mai. Admission fee was very low. Once inside you will encounter a fairly modern and extremely beautiful temple. We were there around 5:30...  more »
  • 90 meters to see how the Secretary? If you're sitting in the shade of a tree stand still Bono Sung one with no top and hold their pose in front yelling and taking pictures of them, seeing the Soviet's human advantage
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  • The most famous temple in Chiang Mai, My hotel was near this temple, so I saw it numbers of time. It's really a majestic temple. Chiang Mai visit could not be completed without touring this temple. There are many temples within old city area.. you can say it's a city of temple.
  • Worth to stop by to this new and centuries old Buddhist temple in the back. It is just within walking distance from Chiang Mai city center. Very interesting that two dragons (the big snakes) guarding the temple gates....Do not know what is the meaning. But inside the new temple, you can see golden beautiful decors.. And Statues of Buddhist and monks...
  • Wat Chedi Luang is located just a short walk fron the City Center of CM. It is believed to be the old City shrine with a long and rich history. Go there if You want to know more about Buddhist life. At the 'Chat with Monk' Programm You will find a lot of friendly young novices who will be more than happy to practice their English with You.
  • the compound comprises a historical pyramid, a big temple and then few smaller buildings. Women are not allowed to go inside some of them though, which was a shame because I could peek some stunning murals. Nevertheless, what I saw was very inspiring. The big temple is gorgeously decorated! Very peaceful atmosphere.
  • Very beautiful temple (especially the fine art inside the building). There's also an ancient worship place which is also terrific.

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