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Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara

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Wat Phra Singh

Both are praised by those who travel for a living. On balance, Wat Phra Singh ranks significantly higher than Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara. Wat Phra Singh has a TripExpert Score of 97 with praise from 5 reviewers such as Afar Magazine, Fodor's and Michelin Guide.

Both are praised by those who travel for a living. On balance, Wat Phra Singh ranks significantly higher than Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara. Wat Phra Singh has a TripExpert Score of 97 with praise from 5 reviewers such as Afar Magazine, Fodor's and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
88
#2 in Chiang Mai
location

Prapokklao Road, Intersection with main east-west Ratchadamnoen Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

endorsements
  • 3 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Now a superb ruin. The parklike grounds contain a variety of assembly halls, chapels, a 30-foot-long reclining Buddha, and the ancient citypillar. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Because this temple is near the Thapae Gate, most visitors begin their sightseeing here, where there are two wats of interest. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Although partly destroyed by an earthquake, the majestic chedi of Wat Chedi Luang still stands at a height of 60m (compared with its original 90m) and is still the tallest chedi in Chiang Mai Full Review →

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97
#1 in Chiang Mai

Singharat Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The beautifully decorated wat contains the Phra Singh Buddha, with a serene and benevolent expression. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    One of the more venerated temples in the city. It is still the focus of many important religious ceremonies. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Founded in 1345 by King Pa Yo, the temple comprises a number of different buildings in the Lan Na style, which have been richly decorated by local wood carvers. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    An architectural feast and the most significant royal temple of Chiang Mai. Adorned in gold and decorated with elaborate reliefs and nagas. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Wat Phra Singh draws pilgrims and sightseers for its resident Buddha and its classic Lanna art and architecture. Full Review →

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