See Inthakin Festival at Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai

If you like going to sacred destinations, you can share a little time visiting wat chedi Luang in Chiang Mai. It is one of the popular attractions in Thailand. You are able to explore Wat Chedi Luang site during your short-term itinerary. It is one of the must-visit attractions in Chiang Mai, Thailand

History of Wat Chedi Luang


Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai is also called as the temple of the Great Stupa since it was one big temple that consists of two more ones, named Wat Ho Tham and Wat Sukmin. It was built around 14th and 15th centuries, as the house of the Emerald Buddha. However, a severe earthquake destroyed its highest part of Wat Chedi Luang, making the big stupa moved to Luang Prabang (Laos – in present day).

Things to do in Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai is made up of a large area where you can see many things. You will find massive chedi dominated the place and it is great for taking a photo. If you visit wat chedi Luang on June, you can catch the chance seeing Inthakin event. It is an annual wat chedi Luang festival held to celebrate the grand city pillar of worship and giving of offerings. Also known as Lak Mueang Festival, the event starts on the 12th day of the sixth lunar month and takes place for 8 days at wat chedi Luang in Chiang Mai.

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Wat Chedi Luang opening hours

Wat chedi Luang in Chiang Mai can be visited every day from 8 am to 5 pm. The entrance fee is 40 THB for adults and 20 THB for children. Locals can enter wat chedi Luang at no cost.

How to go to Wat Chedi Luang

Wish to not miss Inthakin day at wat chedi Luang? Do not forget to mark the dates. Wat Chedi Luang location is easy to reach. You can have a short walk south from the main east-west Ratchadamnoen Road intersection. Alternatively, there is a traditional transport to wet chedi Luang that costs 30 BHT per person. It is called songthaew, a kind of red truck being operated like a shared taxi.

Finding a flight to Chiang Mai, especially to visit wat chedi Luang temple is easy. If budget is your best concern, you can directly visit Airpaz official website. There are many interesting offers which will save your money on the aeroplane tickets to wat chedi Luang in Chiang Mai.

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