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Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Luang - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Chedi Luang
Phrapokklao Road within the Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50100Map
Intersection of Ratchadamnoen Road
+66 53 24 8604
Neighborhood: Old city
Overview

This is a beautiful temple with an interesting history. In the 16th Century, an earthquake partially destroyed the chedi (spire) at the top. It was partially reconstructed in 1992, but ever since only the 60-meter-high (197 feet) foundation remains. For 84 years, it housed the famous Emerald Buddha that now stands in Wat Prakaew in Bangkok. Rumors say it was here that King Mengrai, a former ruler of the North, was struck by lightning. Although the wat was recently cleaned and preserving agents were added to maintain its appearance, some parts are still in ruins.

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Wat Chedi Luang General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
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