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553 Moo 3 | Rimkok Subdistrict, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

This temple has 9 different tiers or levels and is well worth the effort to go see it and well worth the climb up the different levels as they get increasingly smaller in size. Each level is different and thought provoking.

1  Thank gustav482
Reviewed 26 August 2018

It is not a Big Buda, It's a giant Budda!!! When you are arriving there you realiza what big it is ant waht beautiful too

1  Thank Irene S
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Wrongly known as Chiang Rai's Big Buddha for its large white statue, which is actually a representation of Guanyin the goddess of Compassion, Wat Huay Pla Kung is a fairly recent temple. The Chinese Name Guanyin, short for Guanshiyin, means "The One Who perceived The...More

3  Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Stunning detail on this building. I think the local artists are now trying to outdo each other! Don't try this if feeling unfit...it's a walk and a climb. It's worth it, but be prepared!

1  Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

You must stop here. The temple is a little eclipsed by the big Buddha. But the temple is absolutely incredible. The is by far the most beautiful Buddhist temple I have every seen. Far superior to Wat Rong Khun.

1  Thank jtrippttu
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

On the way home from dinner in Chiangrai, unplanned we decided to stop by. Lots of worshipers, just sight seeing and you can go up inside the Buddha everything else is free here.

1  Thank VictoriaFrancesRose
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The Wat itself is lovely, and very photogenic. There is a large Buddha beside it sporting some red lipstick which was interesting. 111 stairs take you to the Buddha but there is also a bus. There are quite a lot of statues surrounding this which...More

1  Thank KHillery
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The big Buddha and pagoda are a must visit while in Chiang Rai. An inspiring pagoda and the amazing Buddha, is definitely a place if you would like to experience beauty, magnificent views and appreciate the structures. You need a couple of hours to walk...More

2  Thank dreamers89
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place with a good vibe. Well worth the effort to go. Free Lunch provided and well organised. Child friendly but not a great place for elderly (too many hills and stairs). Beautiful scenery and cool breezes surround this place.

2  Thank TravelAsia66
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

When I arrived here, I saw big white Buddha far away. I took service evaluate cost 20baht to 25th floor on the head of white Buddha it extraordinary decoration. It s greatful scenary.

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