We did not planned to visit the temple, but ended up going there during the lantern festival as someone recommended it. So, we visited in the night time. It is a small place. And although, the temple was closed, it was beautifully decorated with lanterns and lots of tourists.
Worth a visit, one of my favorite. Lots of tourists, specially when the candles lighting up, you can donate 60 b to get one candle lighting up at entrance, viewing is free.
Great place to visit, I highly recommend. If you're around Chiang Mai to stop by this temple. Must visit!
We were in Chiang Mai for 5 days last November for Yi Peng and Loy Krathong (Lantern Festival), and we had planned a 3 day Temple circuit in the Old City. We had put on our list of course the most famous ones in the Old City, like Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara and Wat Phra Singh…
People will "bring back" the sand to the temple - because when people visit the temple there were sand that sticked in our feet etc so it goes outside the temple