Wat Chedi Luang – Main Prayer Hall

The Entrance of Main Prayer Hall of Wat Chedi Luang
The Entrance of Main Prayer Hall of Wat Chedi Luang

The Main Prayer Hall of Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Chedi Luang is one of the most famous temples in Chiang Mai. This temple’s name means “Temple of the Big Stupa”, so of course it has a Big Stupa, and actually that is what its known for.

But this time, I will show pictures of its main prayer hall first, because I have a lot of pictures of this temple. So I’m going to show pictures of the Big Stupa on another occasion.

Well, let me talk about this main prayer hall a little.

This building is not as famous as the Big Stupa, still it is very beautiful temple. When you arrive at the temple and go through its gate, you will be able to see a big building that is protected by two yellow dragons. That is the main prayer hall, it’s called “Wihaan” in Thai.

And when you enter the building, you will meet an elegant statue of Buddha which is about height the same as me (yes, I’m very short).

After that you can see a big statue of a standing Buddha in the innermost point of the hall. This statue was made in the 14th century, and it’s known as “Phra Chao Attarot” (Eighteen cubit Buddha).

When I went to there last time, I think it was about 6:00pm, many monks were chanting. I didn’t know what they were reciting, but the profound sounds were echoing not only around the hall, but they even reached in my heart, and made me feel very very peaceful.

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The relief of the Main Prayer Hall of Wat Chedi Luang
The relief of the Main Prayer Hall of Wat Chedi Luang

The elegant statue of Buddha in the Main Prayer Hall
The elegant statue of Buddha in the Main Prayer Hall
The big statue of a standing Buddha in the Main Prayer Hall
The big statue of a standing Buddha in the Main Prayer Hall
it’s known as “Phra Chao Attarot” (Eighteen cubit Buddha)
It’s known as “Phra Chao Attarot” (Eighteen cubit Buddha)
The statue of Buddha in The Main Prayer Hall
The statue of Buddha in The Main Prayer Hall
Main Prayer Hall of Wat Chedi Luang
Main Prayer Hall of Wat Chedi Luang
Chanting monks in the Main Prayer Hall
Chanting monks in the Main Prayer Hall
The retreating figure of the elegant statue of Buddha
The retreating figure of the elegant statue of Buddha
The statue of Buddha in front of the Main Prayer Hall
The statue of Buddha in front of the Main Prayer Hall