Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang was constructed in 1395 and was finished in its final form in 1475. The chedi was built under the orders of Saen Muang Ma to hold his late father - Ku Na's ashes. This wat is one of the tallest landmarks in Chiang Mai.
This towering chedi – standing at about 60 metres in height and 44 metres wide is an attraction of intricate beauty. On its four sides, there are monumental stairways that are guarded by stone nagas with five elephant structures guarding the midway and the platform. Dipterocarp trees – a tree revered to be the protector of the city – surrounds this place. As you go around the complex, you will see two large viharas built years after the chedi was constructed. One of the viharas houses the Phra Chao Attarot – more commonly known as the standing Buddha. Other structures in the temple grounds include the small building containing the reclining Buddha, the bell tower, and another temple known as Wat Phan Tao.
Wat Chedi Luang is located in 103 Phra Pok Klao Road | Phra Singh, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
Opening Days and Hours
The place is open daily from 6:30 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Admission fee is USD 1.20.
How to Get There
- Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai via AirAsia.
- Book a taxi to Wat Chedi Luang.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is one hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit this attraction is between 7:00 and 9:00. The place is not yet crowded around this time.
The 3 Sis Cafe and Restaurant, Poppy’s Kitchen, Healthy Veggie, Allway Cafe, Freshtime, and La Fourchette are some of the restaurants to try near Wat Chedi Luang.
- Wat Phra Sing
- Wat Chedi Luang
- Wat Suan Dok
- Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
Duangtawan Hotel, Furama, Dusit Princess, U Nimman and De Lanna Hotel are some of the accommodations to choose from while in Chiang Mai. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 80.