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Visit Wat Chedi Luang (Chiang Mai)

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Located in the heart of the city, in the district between the walls, close to the Walking Street, the Temple of Chedi Luang (temple chedi or yellow) has only the foundation of an impressive chedi. On each side a small window contains a sitting Buddha covered with gold.

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Practical information about Wat Chedi Luang

Admission fee : 50 THB

Note that a chat room with tables and stone benches which are reserved for the cowardly to come and talk to the monks (''Monk chat'' every day from 9.00 to 19.00).

To go visit Wat Chedi Luang, you can also book one of the tours above.

How to get to Wat Chedi Luang ?

Wat Phra Singh is located in Chiang Mai fortified central square surrounded by moats. If your hotel is also in this area or is in the immediate vicinity, it will be easy to reach the Wat Phan Tao temple by walking or by bicycle (many hotels and guesthouses rent bicycles or there are several rental shops in town, it is generally around 50 THB per day). If you prefer, there is hiring a tuk-tuk or getting into one of the cars circulating in town after indicating your destination are other options to get there. From Wat Phra Singh, it's a few minutes walk and from Wat Phan Tao, it's only 1 minute walk because both temples are just side by side.

Some tours going Wat Chedi Luang

Alms Offering & Temple Hopping in Chiang Mai

Alms Offering & Temple Hopping in Chiang Mai

Offered in Englishenglish guide
In this trip, we will follow the guidance of a local to give your offering to the monks in the early morning. Most of common gifts are included rice, fresh fruit and traditional dessert in the alms bowl. We will then go on the the most important temple hopping in Chiang Mai and discover the ancient days of this peaceful city.

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Chedi Luang is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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