Wat Chedi Luang

The biggest stupa in town

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‘Chedi’ is the Thai word for stupa, and this is the site of the city’s largest stupa. In front of you at the entrance is the enormous viharn, and to your left is Chiang Mai’s City Pillar, located in a cruciform building beneath a towering gum tree (local legend has it that as long as this tree stands, the city is safe from harm). Behind the viharn is the temple’s main feature, a huge brick stupa built in the 15th century, that once stood 90 metres high until it was damaged by an earthquake in the mid-16th century. It is still an impressive structure and is now about 60 metres high.

At A Glance

Prapokklao Road
Chiang Mai Chiang Mai 50100

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