Wat Lok Molee, also known as Wat Lok Moli, is a temple located just north of Chiang Mai’s old city, just 400 metres from the Chang Phuak gate.
The exact date when the temple was constructed remains unclear, but it is believed to have been built in the 14th century under the reign of King Kuena.
Wat Lok Molee, Dress Code in Buddhist Temple, Chiang Mai Thailand
Over the next years, the king would incorporate the use of chedi as well as commission the construction of the assembly hall. So important was this temple that upon their death, the ashes of the royal family were interred at this location.
One stark difference that you will notice on arrival at Wat Lok Molee is that the chedi, unlike other temples in Chiang Mai, is pretty much bare. The protective Nagas, however, make up for the otherwise bare appearance of the temple.
As with all temples in Thailand, visitors must ensure they are dressed respectfully. This includes covering knees, shoulders and midriffs.
Wat Lok Molee is located just north of the old city and you can walk here from Chang Phuak gate. Any red truck (songthaew) can take you here from the old city for no more than 20 THB per person.