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  • Chiang Mai City Culture Bicycle Ride

    1. Chiang Mai City Culture Bicycle Ride

    Explore the city of Chiang Mai on a half-day 25KM cycling tour that takes you through and around the rich cultural center of Chiang Mai. Ride through small back roads, alleyways and pass beautiful temples and colorful markets while seeing local people continue their daily activities. Stop at a silversmith who fabricates beautiful jewelry in different shapes and sizes (sorry, no shopping). Visit the adjacent Silver Temple to see the monks keeping themselves busy making decorations of alloy used for the renovation of this temple. Continue through narrow alleys and small lanes to the center of the city, where you'll visit Wat Chedi Luang. After shooting pictures of this remarkable Chedi, stop for a refreshment at the Chiang Mai Women’s Correctional Institution. Not too far from here, make a stop at the most visited and most beautiful temple of Chiang Mai, Wat Phra Singh. Continue to the ...

  • Chiang Mai: Historical Temples Small Group Half-Day Tour

    2. Chiang Mai: Historical Temples Small Group Half-Day Tour

    The charming city of Chiang Mai is a mix of atmospheric temples and sleepy streets. Spend a half-day exploring this city’s best temples with a knowledgeable guide.   Start at Wat Phra Singh, a 700-year-old temple often described as the city’s most beautiful. Inside, find an enormous “Lion Buddha”, as well as guilded pagodas, murals, and statues. Then, visit Wat Chedi Luang, the largest Buddhist temple in the heart of Chiang Mai. Built in 1441, this crumbling chedi is surrounded by striking elephant and serpent statues, who guard the temple.   Wat Suan Dok is known for its countless white stupas (meditation structures) and its stunning scenery, including its backdrop of Doi Suthep Mountain. It’s thought that a tooth from the Buddha himself is enclosed at the temple’s heart.   Finally, visit Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai’s oldest temple, which dates back to 1296. The gleaming gol...

  • Chiang Mai: Temples & Culture Tour

    3. Chiang Mai: Temples & Culture Tour

    Explore the historical and cultural heritage of Chiang Mai on a small-group or private tour of the most important temples, including Phra Singh, Chedi Luang and Chiang Man. Benefit from hotel pick-up, and then make your way by air-conditioned minivan to the active temple of Wat Phra Singh. Marvel at the highly revered Buddha images of the 14th-century monument, including the important Buddha statue of Phra Buddha Sihing. Discover the largest monument of Chiang Mai during the days of the Lanna Kingdom at the beautiful Wat Chedi Luang. Learn more about the ancient rulers of Northern Thailand on a tour of the temple grounds. Continue to Wat Chiang Man, built by the Lanna king Mangrai in 1297 AD. See historical artifacts that tell the story of the city at the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre, built in the traditional northern architectural style with a typical Lanna-style.

    Our guide was amazing. She was knowledgeable about the sites and made us feel very comfortable.

  • Chiang Mai: Ancient Temples Guided Spanish Tour

    4. Chiang Mai: Ancient Temples Guided Spanish Tour

    Discover some of Chiang Mai’s most stunning temples and discover delicious treats at a popular food market on a half-day tour with a Spanish-speaking guide. Choose from a shared group tour or a private tour. Meet your Spanish guide in front of the gates of the Wat Phra Sing temple, one of the most important and well-known temples in Chiang Mai. Explore the picturesque grounds and lush garden and get a deeper understanding of Buddhism and Buddhist monks.    Continue to uncover another jewel of Chiang Mai, Wat Chedi Luang, an ancient temple that was used as a fortress to protect property and monarchy from Burmese invasions. Inside the enclosure, you will see the huge chedi, a traditional hemispherical structure, where the Emerald Buddha was once one display. Next, visit the oldest temple in Chiang Mai made of teak wood, Wat Phan Tao. Wander around and see the garden and the different en...

  • Chiang Mai: Private Tuk Tuk Tour of City Temples With Pickup

    5. Chiang Mai: Private Tuk Tuk Tour of City Temples With Pickup

    Explore Chiang Mai’s more popular temples with a Tuk Tuk and take a stroll through the eclectic and colorful Warorot Street Market in this half-day tour. The first stop will be Wat Chedi Luang. Known as the “Temple of the Big Stupa”, this 700+-year-old temple, famous for its Lanna-inspired designs, was once the home of the much-revered Emerald Buddha statue. Take a visit there today and you'll see a replica version which was a donation from the Thai king.  Pass by the 3 Kings Monument, a shrine named after the three founders of Chiang Mai, before moving on to Wat Phra Singh temple. One of the more venerated temples in Chiang Mai, Wat Phra Singh was built in the 14th century and is famous for its northern Thai designs and impeccable gardens. Next, visit the Tha Phae Gate. A famous landmark for locals and visitors alike, it was once part of a high-bricked defensive wall that surrounded ...

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What people are saying about Wat Chedi Luang

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 113 reviews

We could not make it

We could not make it to the trip because i was really sick that day, but since the guide was actually the same than from our trip to the white temple, i'm sure we would have enjoyed it a lot because he was amazing. He knew a lot about Thailand and Chiang mai culture and had lots of interesting information to offer. He not only waited for us on the hotel reception, but he even offered to let us change the date of the tour for when i was better. Unfortunately we were leaving soon so we could not accept the offer, but it was extremely considerate of them

Great trip

We saw 3 different wats and had many things explained to us. We had a great conversation and learned many things. We finished at the Lanna museum which was nice and cool with air con and lots of interesting things with explanations in English

Very informative!!

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Slow paced tour with enough time to learn and see everything.

Our guide was amazing. She was knowledgeable about the sites and made us feel very comfortable.

nice visit to temples in the city of Chiang Mai. I advise this agency. very friendly!