Wat Lok Moli (Thai: วัดโลกโมฬี, sometimes also seen written as Wat Lok Molee) is a Buddhist temple (Thai: Wat) in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. The temple is situated on the north side of the north moat surrounding the old part of the city, about 400 meters west of the Chang Phuak city gate.
It is not known when the temple was built but it is first mentioned in a charter in 1367 CE. The sixth king of the Mangrai dynasty, King Kuena (1355-1385), invited ten Buddhist monks from Burma to spread their teachings on Theravada Buddhism. The monks were housed in this temple.
Kathy Ho | Mar 4, 2018
Beautiful, peaceful, and away from touristy area. I stumbled into the temple where a group of young students were learning from the monk in proper hand and praying gestures. I couldn't follow of course because she spoke Thai. However I felt at peace and very welcomed even though I was not part of the class. It's a beautiful temple with a snack shop at the front and someone was painting the elephants!
Amy Wu | Jan 9, 2018
A peaceful, beautiful ancient temple. There is a small, inexpensive (150 baht for 1 hour of foot massage, and the one with the hot herbal ball thing is only 250 baht) massage place right at the back of the pagoda inside the temple. The staff there are seniors and thry are very friendly. The woman who gave me the massage was chuckling, smiling the whole time; she gave me a lot of positive energy. Even though it was not the best massage I have received, the lady really put her effort into it and I had a relaxing time with her while looking at the ancient pagoda. Please go and support them, they would really appreciated your business. (And please tip!)
Stéphane De Greef | Mar 8, 2018
A beautiful Buddhist shrine just outside the northern moat, accessible through a wooden bridge. It has a modern Pagoda with a large Buddha and a large ancient brick temple at the back. Not to be missed.
ANDRES RAMIREZ | Mar 19, 2018
One of my faves in the whole Thailand. Really liked it it, took some really cute pics from the entrance playing with the elephant. The visit is quite quick tho, besides they were repairing some of the stuff
Chartviboon C.watananun | Mar 25, 2018
One of a beautiful Lanna Style temple in Chiangmai but it is strange that there are some Hindu God in this Buddhist temple too.
Therese Jay | Apr 15, 2018
Enjoyed visiting here. Liked the Serenity of this Wat. Beautiful Chedi. Peaceful place to visit. (Bathroom on site)
Siew Hing Lam | Jun 15, 2018
Another temple visit with great history. The pagoda is grand. Beautiful inside. So impressed with the architecture and interior. Everlasting impression.
We are Legion. | Jun 24, 2018
Built in the 14th century, Wat Lokmolee became more important with the construction of the chedi in the back in 1527 - it is one of the tallest in the city, It contains the ashes of the last Mengrai Dynasty kings. Wat Lok Molu was fully restored early this century, with unique features that distinguish it from others in CM. Entering the temple You will see a pavilion honoring Queen Chiraprapha, who reigned in 1545-46 and was Lanna’s first queen. During her reign the Kingdom of Ayutthaya attacked twice and she lost the first time but defeated the repeat invasion in the following year. Past this shrine is a statue of Phra Tha Phrom, the four-headed Thai equivalent of the Hindu Creator God Brahma. Next to it is one of a multi-armed bodhisattva Mae Guan Im, the Mahayana Buddhist godness of compassion and forgiveness. Recommend!
ASEAN POLO | Jun 19, 2018
for who want see a very beautiful and traditional buddha temple at chiang mai city,this is a very beautiful temple for a this situation.........big and traditional temple,quiet for pray and meditation,too much tourist everyday for too much a different situation,i like that,my preferite thasi temple at chiang mai city
Jamie Tilly | Jul 26, 2018
Went here with my partner - now we do like our history and architecture, but this 1300's (ish) temple has fantastic detailing. It's well kept and maintained and despite being next to the main road, you still feel at peace inside the main temple area - some of Thailand's temple restrict where women can go, this one does not. No entry fee, open 24 hours.
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