Chiang Mai Sights

Wat Chedi Luang

  • 103 Phrapokklao Rd. Map It
  • Old City
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/09/2016

Fodor's Review

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 assembly halls, chapels, a 30-foot-long reclining Buddha, and the ancient 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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103 Phrapokklao Rd., between Ratchamankha and Ratchadamnoen Rds., Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand

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Published 06/09/2016

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