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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  • This ancient temple was my favorite one of all the ones we visited during our walking tour of old town Chiang Mai. The elephants guarding the outside are unique and stunning. And the sheer size of it ...  more »
  • Temple is lovely, looks like more of an ancient religious ruins than your usual golden lovely Wat's of Thailand, so it was a lovely change. My favourite part for sure was chatting to the wonderful mon...  more »
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  • The old chedi is as beautiful as I remembered it all those years ago. The main cathedral/prayer hall at the front is beautiful, go inside and enjoy the cooling shade and marvel at those huge golden pillars. Toilets are super clean with slippers to use (unless if you encounter a big group of China tourists...). So much of development around the old Chedi Luang, wish they'd stop though. Security was friendly and you can park your bicycles at the motorbike parking area.
  • The most famous, almost the same age with the city itself. The main attraction of the temple is a huge chedi, 98 m high and 54 m wide. Pagoda was raised in 1481 and had an even greater height, but due to the earthquake of 1545 it was partially destroyed.
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