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Wat Chedi Luang

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Explore a 14th-Century Wat in Chiang Mai Samoeng Tai  Thailand

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.