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Wat Chedi Luang

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In 1411 King Saen Muang Ma ordered his workers to build a chedi "as high as a dove could fly." He died before the structure was finished, as did the next king. During the reign of the following king, an earthquake knocked down about a third of the 282-foot spire, and it's now a superb ruin. The parklike grounds contain a variety of assembly halls, chapels, a 30-foot-long reclining Buddha, and the ancient city

pillar. The main assembly hall, a vast, pillared building guarded by two nagas (mythical snakes believed to control the irrigation waters in rice fields), was restored in 2008.

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  • Address: Phrapokklao Rd. between Ratchamankha and Ratchadamnoen Rds., Chiang Mai, 50200 | Map It
  • Location: Chiang Mai
Updated: 05-31-2013

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