Wat Lok Molee, Chiang Mai

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. To visit Wat Lok Molee and get the most from your holiday in Chiang Mai, create itinerary details personal to you using our Chiang Mai trip maker site .
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  • This beautiful temple is ancient and exudes the calm and serenity. It is located right next to the city walls North and merit a visit.
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  • Do the ritual where you make a wish and send water up to the Buddha! And don't forget to write your name down and think of good intentions on the scroll!  more »
  • One of my faves in the whole Thailand. Really liked it it, took some really cute pics from the entrance playing with the elephant. The visit is quite quick tho, besides they were repairing some of the...  more »
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  • Beautiful, peaceful, and away from touristy area. I stumbled into the temple where a group of young students were learning from the monk in proper hand and praying gestures. I couldn't follow of course because she spoke Thai. However I felt at peace and very welcomed even though I was not part of the class. It's a beautiful temple with a snack shop at the front and someone was painting the elephants!
  • A peaceful, beautiful ancient temple. There is a small, inexpensive (150 baht for 1 hour of foot massage, and the one with the hot herbal ball thing is only 250 baht) massage place right at the back of the pagoda inside the temple. The staff there are seniors and thry are very friendly. The woman who gave me the massage was chuckling, smiling the whole time; she gave me a lot of positive energy. Even though it was not the best massage I have received, the lady really put her effort into it and I had a relaxing time with her while looking at the ancient pagoda. Please go and support them, they would really appreciated your business. (And please tip!)
  • A beautiful Buddhist shrine just outside the northern moat, accessible through a wooden bridge. It has a modern Pagoda with a large Buddha and a large ancient brick temple at the back. Not to be missed.
  • Enjoyed visiting here. Liked the Serenity of this Wat. Beautiful Chedi. Peaceful place to visit. (Bathroom on site)
  • One of my faves in the whole Thailand. Really liked it it, took some really cute pics from the entrance playing with the elephant. The visit is quite quick tho, besides they were repairing some of the stuff
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