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553 Moo 3, Rimkok Subdistrict, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank VictoriaFrancesRose
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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

1  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.

1  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.

1  Thank Bank B
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Once you get there you're impressed with the scale of the the Temple and the size of Guan Yin statue. At the same time the place has the unique atmosphere of peace and calm. You walk around and involuntarily smile. You don't want to hurry....More

2  Thank VladimirSotnikov
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

If you’re in Chiang Rai do not miss this temple. It has to be one of my favourites. I found it very peaceful. Inside the big Buddha (which isn’t actually a Buddha) you go up an elevator to witness incredible views of the surrounding area....More

Thank HelandRich
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Stunning Temple and setting, it’s a must see thing to do if you are in Chiang Rai. It is set on a very steep hill but offer a bus cart to take you to the temple. The price to go inside the Buddha to the...More

Thank badgermc
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

big white statue - take a shuttle up from the car park and pay for the lift to go up to 25th floor, nice views

Thank OCS77
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We visited the temple with our friends and toured around the temple. Try to avoid the tourists from everywhere since everyone wants to pay a visit to the famous Abort. The tourists can eat inexpensive vegetarian lunch at the temple.

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