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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  • Entrance fee was 40 baht per person for adults. Please come if you have time ! Similar to Angkor Wat in Cambodia in terms of architecture Pretty well maintained Nice place to pay respect (and of cours...  more »
  • Lovely Wat in the old city. Great to walk around, see a monk and there is also an awesome cafe for coffee lovers towards the back corner!  more »
  • Have looked at the temple in the late evening and can really recommend it. Most of the time, some temples just look a bit more impressive at dusk. The mysticism and the atmosphere, just great For me one of the most beautiful places in Chiang Mai. Definitely worth a visit. Admission is not expensive.
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  • Today we went to all the temple's in Chiang Mai. In one word just beautiful but you've to see them for your self. The best one was for sure Wat Chedi Luang. Only at this you've to pay 40 bath entry fee when most of them are free. Still worth it though. In some of temple's women are not allowed to go inside like in the Silver temple but still you can watch from the outside. The surroundings are also very beautiful.
  • Just beautiful! Entrance fee 40 Bath for adults - fair price. Best time to visit is in the early hours of the evening. 4:30 pm to 6:30pm Enjoy :-)
  • This is a must in Chiang Mai. So beautiful and full of color. If you go before the sunset you will have the best experience as there is less people and the red/orange of the sun illuminates the temple in such an incredible way. Pay attention to the beautiful trees.
  • My favorite sight in Chiang Mai! I went there just before sunset and the sky was amazingly beautiful. The temple is very impressive, from all sides, I’ve never seen anything like it. Highly recommend going! It costs 40 baht for entrance.
  • “Wat” can I say? Super impressive place. You lack a soul if you don’t like it here and are probably a republican. Five stars.
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