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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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  • Attraction for art lovers and depicts the ancient ruins but still kept to last more.Far of but still attracts people 
    Attraction for art lovers and depicts the ancient ruins but still kept to last more.Far of but still attracts people  more »
  • The temple complex is interesting to see, there are a number of temples and Buddhas to visit. The men only temple is in fact only one small building with little to see so honestly not much to miss... 
    The temple complex is interesting to see, there are a number of temples and Buddhas to visit. The men only temple is in fact only one small building with little to see so honestly not much to miss...  more »
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  • Price: 50 Baht. One of the main temples of the city. Once, was the tallest building of the kingdom, but the upper part of the pagoda fallen with an earthquake. Still, the structure is impressive, specially the elephant in the second floor of the structure. In this place you can also see the pillar of the city, is near the entrance, it’s a important place, one of the biggest festival is about this structure. You can also see a copy of the Emerald Buddha (here was the original place of the icon until was moved to Luang Prabang and Bangkok)
  • The main temple hall was under renovation while we were there. Which was a shame as we have been told that the main hall is the highlight of this temple. However, we still enjoy this temple overall. Nice to see ancient ruined that reminiscent of ancient Northern empire that used to rule in this part of Thailand. Similar to other temple in the city, there are multiple smaller temple hall that you could go wondering around and learn about the meaning and teaching that each temple has to offer. Note that it does get very hot and humid during the day, so best try to plan to avoid this.

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