Explore a 14th-Century Wat in Chiang Mai
Wat Chedi Luang is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand. The grounds are made up of three buildings: Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Ho Tham and Wat Sukmin. Wat Chedi Luang was formerly the home of the Emerald Buddha, which is now enshrined in Bangkok
. The stupa is surrounded by statues of sacred white elephants, which bear great importance in Thai culture and Buddhism. During the fall Yee Ping/ Loy Krathon festival, the temple is shrouded in yellow and orange. Visitors are not allowed to climb the steps.