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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  • Even though I’m not huge into visiting temples, it was pretty amazing to see this one. How well it’s been maintained over the many years, the calmness that’s within, and the detailed creation that... 
    Even though I’m not huge into visiting temples, it was pretty amazing to see this one. How well it’s been maintained over the many years, the calmness that’s within, and the detailed creation that...  more »
  • I love Wat Chedi Luang and there's so much to see there --- the more modern sanctuary and the ancient ruins, a reclining Buddha, and much more. Make sure you take the time to circumambulate the... 
    I love Wat Chedi Luang and there's so much to see there --- the more modern sanctuary and the ancient ruins, a reclining Buddha, and much more. Make sure you take the time to circumambulate the...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful site. You can feel the calm energy pervade the space. The intricate Buddha sculptures surround the temple are so lovely. And do not miss the opportunity to participate in the monk chats!
  • Nice old temple in center of city inside moat. Pretty old and crumbling down after centuries of earthquakes but still active temple with monks in saffron coloured robes and peaceful to visit on a hot day. Roads outside can be quite stressful with all the hustle and bustle, but here is nice. Very old so interesting historically and if you are into Buddhism. It's quite extensive inside the property. Many little side chapels.

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