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Wat Lok Moli

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

298/1 Manee Nopparat Rd, ตำบล ศรีภูมิ อำเภอ เมืองเชียงใหม่ Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Opening Hours

6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"When visiting Wat Lok Moli in Chiang Mai, be sure to take the time to explore the beautiful gardens surrounding the temple. You'll discover hidden statues, tranquil ponds, and a peaceful atmosphere that will leave you feeling serene and rejuvenated."

What is Wat Lok Moli?

Wat Lok Moli is a Buddhist temple located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is situated in the Old City area, surrounded by ancient walls and moats. The temple is known for its stunning architecture, tranquil atmosphere, and rich cultural significance.

History of Wat Lok Moli

The history of Wat Lok Moli dates back to the 14th century. It was built during the reign of King Saen Muang Ma, a ruler of the Lanna Kingdom. The temple was originally constructed to house the ashes of the king's father, and it has since become an important religious and historical site in Chiang Mai.

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Why is Wat Lok Moli Important?

Wat Lok Moli holds great importance for the local community and visitors alike. First and foremost, it is an active place of worship, where Buddhist monks reside and perform religious ceremonies. The temple also serves as a cultural and educational center, offering insights into Thai Buddhism and Lanna history.

Things to do & see at Wat Lok Moli

  • The Main Prayer Hall: The main prayer hall, also known as the ubosot, is the centerpiece of Wat Lok Moli. It features intricate wood carvings, golden decorations, and a serene atmosphere for meditation and prayer.

  • The Chedi and Stupa: Wat Lok Moli is home to a large chedi and stupa, which are structures used for storing sacred relics. Visitors can admire the beautiful architecture and pay their respects.

  • The Scripture Library: The temple houses a scripture library, where ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts are preserved. It is a place of learning and allows visitors to gain insights into the teachings of Buddhism.

  • The Bell Tower: Wat Lok Moli also features a bell tower, which is used to call monks and devotees to prayer. The tower offers panoramic views of the temple grounds and the surrounding area.

  • The Lanna-style Architecture: One of the highlights of Wat Lok Moli is its unique Lanna-style architecture. The temple showcases intricate details, ornate roofs, and beautiful murals that depict Buddhist stories and legends.

Visiting Wat Lok Moli provides a serene and spiritual experience. The temple's peaceful ambiance, cultural significance, and architectural beauty make it a must-visit attraction in Chiang Mai.

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Whether you are seeking tranquility, historical insights, or a deeper understanding of Buddhism, Wat Lok Moli offers a captivating journey for all who visit.

Frequently asked questions

What is Wat Lok Moli?

Wat Lok Moli is a Buddhist temple located in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

What is the history of Wat Lok Moli?

Wat Lok Moli was built in the 14th century during the reign of King Saen Muang Ma, the king of the Mangrai Dynasty.

What are the main features of Wat Lok Moli?

The main features of Wat Lok Moli include its Lanna-style architecture, a large chedi (stupa), a viharn (assembly hall), and beautiful murals depicting Buddhist teachings.

Is Wat Lok Moli open to the public?

Yes, Wat Lok Moli is open to the public. Visitors can explore the temple grounds and admire its beautiful architecture and artwork.

Are there any dress code requirements to visit Wat Lok Moli?

Visitors are advised to dress modestly when visiting Wat Lok Moli. It is recommended to cover your shoulders and knees as a sign of respect.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

298/1 Manee Nopparat Rd, ตำบล ศรีภูมิ อำเภอ เมืองเชียงใหม่ Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Opening Hours

6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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