Phrapokklao Road within the Old City, Chiang Mai 50100
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This is a beautiful temple with an interesting history. In the 16th Century, an earthquake partially destroyed the chedi ... More
Wat Chedi Luang
This is a beautiful temple with an interesting history. In the 16th Century, an earthquake partially destroyed the chedi (spire) at the top. It was partially reconstructed in 1992, but ever since only the 60-meter-high (197 feet) foundation remains. For 84 years, it housed the famous Emerald Buddha that now stands in Wat Prakaew in Bangkok. Rumors say it was here that King Mengrai, a former ruler of the North, was struck by lightning. Although the wat was recently cleaned and preserving agents were added to maintain its appearance, some parts are still in ruins.
This is. I am a novice when it comes to temples to the point of being ignorant. However in my opinion this is the best of the old city temples. The Chedi (yes I now know what a Chedi is) is amazing just to look at and you can start to imagine how beautiful it must of been when it was built - home to the Emerald Buddha no less back in the day. Definitely worth a visit even if like me you are a bit sketchy regarding Chiang Mai's Burmese influenced temples and Buddhas enlightenment etc etc etc. The Tuk Tuk drivers who park inside the entrance are on the look out for people "wanting" a guided tour of the rest of Chiang Mai which is great if you do but otherwise they can be a bit over the top.
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