Thailand Travel Forum
Travel Guide
Thailand Destinations
Beaches & Islands
History & Culture
Sport & Activities
Spas & Well-being
Medical Tourism
Business Travel
Diving & Snorkelling
Educational Tourism
For kids!
Travel Tips
Best Time to Visit
Dos and Don'ts in Thailand
General Info
Public Holidays
Visa Issues
When and Where to Travel
Travel Directory
Thailand Hotels
Thailand Car Rental
Art & Culture
Restaurants & Bars
Entertainment & Nightlife
Spas & Beauty
Sports & Activities
Hospitals & Clinics
Embassies & Consulates
Useful contact details
Educational Tourism
Top 5 Destinations
 Koh Samui
 Chiang Mai


June 2020

Travel Guide > North > Chiang Mai > History and Culture > Temples in Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Luang
Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Luang's main significance is that it housed the Emerald Buddha for a short time before the relocation to Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaew. The temple was built 600 years ago and at the time boasted a huge 'chedi' that dominated the skyline.

However, either an earthquake or King Taksin's assault on Burmese invaders destroyed the chedi and ruined much of the temple. Neither has been fully restored. Despite this, the base of the chedi is an impressive 60 meters wide and it is more than 50 meters high.

Wat Chedi Luang boasts a reclining Buddha image and a reproduction of the Emerald Buddha. It also boasts a number of stone Buddha images alongside numerous ornate elephant statues. The temple is also home to the 'Lak Muang' - the city's main spirit house. This is a good place to visit, but other destinations might have higher priority if you have limited time.

Details: The temple is open 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

How to get there: Wat Chedi Luang is located on Prapokklao Road and within walking distance from Ratchadamnoen Road.

Top Restaurants in Chiang Mai

Thai-European foods and bar
Address: Anusan Markert  Night Barzaar  Muang  Chiangmai  Chiang Mai  50100
Tel: 66-053-819179

The Queen Vicoria Inn
Address: 252/13-14 Phra Pokklao Rd  Mueng  Chiang Mai
Tel: +66 (0) 53 418255

Naina Indian Food & Drink
Address: 138 Charoenrajd Rd  Chiang Mai  50000
Tel: 0-5340-4506

More restaurants in Chiang Mai
  Top Hotels in Chiang Mai

137 Pillars House
137 Pillars House
Ban Akeela Homestay
Ban Akeela Homestay
Papae 32 Km. Coffee Hill & Resort
Papae 32 Km. Coffee Hill & Resort
More hotels in Chiang Mai

Best Hotel Rates From Our Partner

Partner Sites:
Thailand Destinations:
Central: Ayutthaya | Bangkok | Hua Hin | Kanchanaburi | Phetchaburi | Prachuap Khiri Khan |
North: Chiang Mai | Chiang Rai | Mae Hong Son | Nan | Sukhothai |
Northeast: Buriram | Chaiyaphum | Khon Kaen | Loei | Nakhon Ratchasima | Nong Khai |
East: Chonburi | Pattaya | Rayong | Trat | Koh Chang |
South: Koh Samui | Krabi | Phang-Nga | Phuket | Ranong | Songkhla | Surat Thani | Trang | Phi Phi Islands |
Thailand Forum | Advertising | Add Directory Listing | Manage Listing | About Us | Contact Us | Links | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer
© 2004 - 2020 Clicksee Network Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. | Copyright | Web Design by ClickseeDesign