Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai. วัดเจดีย์หลวง Thailand

Lanna king Saen Muang Ma began to build Wat Chedi Luang at the end of the 14th century. 50 years later king Tilokarat completed it.

The chedi used to be 85 metres high before it was destroyed in an earthquake in 1545.

The present restored chedi is 60 metres high.

Wat Chedi Luang is located at Prapokklao Road in the historic centre of Chiang Mai.

There are many buildings in the wat compound. To the west of the chedi is a viharn with a recling Buddha.
Watch another Chiang Mai's temples :
Wat Buppharam
Wat Suan Dok
Wat Phra Singh
Wat Umong

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