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Wat Lok Molee, Chiang Mai

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Dating back to the 14th century, Wat Lok Molee houses one of the region's oldest and most impressive chedis (Buddhist reliquaries). The massive chedi, commissioned in 1527 by King Ket, is flanked by little niches, each with an image of Buddha. Inside, the chedi houses the ashes of many kings of the Mengrai dynasty. Walk around the grounds, taking time to admire the intricate wooden architecture and peaceful, spiritual atmosphere. See Wat Lok Molee and all Chiang Mai has to offer by arranging your trip with our Chiang Mai family vacation planner.
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  • Off the beaten track by ten metres, a temple where I saw women praying together, an energy of solace and tranquillity, different styles of architecture. Well recommended.  more »
  • Almost, all of local people won't missed. This is another place where full of participator during the festival such as Songkran / New Year visit, pray and gain back full of happiness to lead their lif...  more »
  • Very cool Temple. There is a few temples here and some are very old and very cool. Definitly worth checking out if your near by  more »
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  • Nice old temple, on the north side of the moat, to the west of the North city gate. It's a very old temple and has lots of charm. I wandered around for free but didn't go insdei
  • This is the 3rd oldest temple in Chiang Mai. Built about 650 years ago. Visit this temple and go the the main hall to ask the abbot for blessing. He can speak and understand English. Or you may have a casual talk with the man selling drinks with his motorbike. He said he's been selling drinks for 30 years in this temple. Fulfill your day.
  • On of my favourites Temples. Is of the city’s older temples. The temple holds one of the largest and most impressive chedis in Chiang Mai, built in 1527. It contains the ashes of several Kings of the Mengrai dynasty. The viharn in front of the chedi, is built in traditional Lanna architectural style. The front entrance of the building is guarded by two large Nagas, the mythological serpents
  • The temple is one of the oldest in the city. Beautiful and well decorated interior and exteriors, the gardens contribute to the setting.
  • Every part of this temple is perfect. The grounds are beautiful, the Chedi, the surrounding prayer buildings, all beautiful. The setting, everything, not to be missed.