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Wat Ched Yot, Chiang Mai

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Wat Chet Yot (Thai: วัดเจ็ดยอด, lit: seven-spired temple) or officially called Wat Photharam Maha Wihan (Thai: วัดโพธารามมหาวิหาร, from Sanskrit: Bōdh Rāma Mahā Vihāra) is a Buddhist temple (Wat) in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It is a centre of pilgrimage for those born in the year of the Snake.

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  • Located on the Chiang Mai to Lamphun highway, this old temple is a must visit, take a walk about the grounds and admire the building, one of the oldest in Chiang Mai and a must visit during your stay  more »
  • This is one of the lesser promoted temples of Chiang Mai but still worth keeping on one's schedule. Having seven spires makes this an unusual temple and it also one in a state of some disrepair...  more »
  • A remarkable 15th century Wat, built as a smaller replica of the Bodh Gaya temple in Bihar, India. The architects hadn’t seen the original, but copied another replica in Bagan, Myanmar. So, having...  more »
  • Another example of how the past is preserved in Chiang Mia. There are many temples to see but this one is not spectacular but I think gives a travelers a look at the normal state of these temples. And I believe that the brick and mortor style of construction is difficult to maintain. I enjoyed the site.
  • Nice place, very special for cultural reasons. You should absolutely go there!!
  • This temple complex dates to the 5th century. The presence of great wisdom cannot be denied.
  • Make the effort to visit this temple, you won't be disappointed. Where mosquito protection.
  • There are many other Temples more beautiful in Chiang Mai We were in Chiang Mai for 5 days last November for Yi Peng (Flying Lantern Festival) and Loy Krathong (Floating Lantern Festival). We had planned a 3 day Temple circuit in the Old City.We had pin pointed the most famous ones like Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara and Wat Phra Singh which are amazing. This one one is not in the Center of Chiang Mai, meaning not in the Old City and therefore you need to take a cab or a tuktuk to reach it. This not really worth your time unless you have already seen maybe 20 other Temples in Chiang Mai. May be if you are passing by it you could stop by but I don't believe you should go there specially, as there many many other attractions much more worth of your time. Anyway, if you go there, don't let your cab or tutktuk leave you while visiting it as you might find tat it is not so easy to find another one to get back to the center. Better to invest some more baths and save you precious time.

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