Admire the traditional design and reverential atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, a Buddhist temple located in Chiang Mai's historical center. King Saen Muang Ma initiated construction in the 14th century, intending to bury his father's ashes here. The project wasn't completed until the mid 15th century, and since then the temple has been rebuilt, refurbished, and redesigned on numerous occasions. Originally three separate temple areas, the sites were joined up to create the place of worship you see today, making it an area of impressive scale as well as architecture. Visit the grounds to discover its interesting and volatile history; look for the replica of the famous Emerald Buddha once housed here and the city pillar surrounded by three dipterocarp trees. Our Chiang Mai trip itinerary tool makes visiting Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and other Chiang Mai attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Tours to Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Private Tour: Chiang Mai City and Temples BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $52
Duration: 3 hours
Historic Old Chiang Mai Bike tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $44
Duration: 4 hours
Best of Chiang Mai by Bicycle BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $42
Duration: 4 hours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan Reviews
Entrance fee was 40 baht per person for adults. Please come if you have time ! Similar to Angkor Wat in Cambodia in terms of architecture Pretty well maintained Nice place to pay respect (and of cours... more »
Lovely Wat in the old city. Great to walk around, see a monk and there is also an awesome cafe for coffee lovers towards the back corner! more »
Today we went to all the temple's in Chiang Mai. In one word just beautiful but you've to see them for your self. The best one was for sure Wat Chedi Luang. Only at this you've to pay 40 bath entry fee when most of them are free. Still worth it though. In some of temple's women are not allowed to go inside like in the Silver temple but still you can watch from the outside. The surroundings are also very beautiful.
Just beautiful! Entrance fee 40 Bath for adults - fair price. Best time to visit is in the early hours of the evening. 4:30 pm to 6:30pm Enjoy :-)
Places to stay near Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Plan your trip to Chiang Mai
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Chiang Mai
Hidden gems in Chiang Mai
View all >©©©
Duration: 1h 30min
View all >
Nearby attractions in Chiang Mai
Plans to Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan by other users
60 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Thailand & Malaysia BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Thailand & Malaysia BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Chiang Mai BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium