Wat Chedi Luang is a large Buddhist temple that began construction around the 14th century, but probably not finished until the mid 15th century. You cannot climb up the steps of the main temple. There are many monks running around in their golden robes attending to various tasks like selling items, making flower wreaths and conducting ceremonies. Loud gamelan music plays through the speaker over the main temple, which competes with the music from another temple in the back of the premises. We really enjoyed this wat (temple) for its size and craftsmanship. There were at least 6 large elephant sculptures that jut out of the middle of the temple which is shaped slightly as a pyramid. To the rear of the temple there are a couple small buildings dedicated to Buddhist monks who are important to the faith. Underneath one awning there is a very large reclining Buddha.
You can buy an offering to give to any one of the temples on site. Anyone who wishes to visit inside (not Wat Chedi, but one of the smaller temples around it) the temple must be dressed accordingly and must take shoes off. No short shorts or tank tops are allowed. There are also vendors selling coconut water, soda, and Thai food.