Wat Ched Yot, Chiang Mai

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Wat Chet Yot is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It is a centre of pilgrimage for those born in the year of the Snake.LocationWat Chet Yot is located northwest of the city centre of Chiang Mai along the Super Highway Chiang Mai - Lampang, north of the intersection of Huai Kaeo road and Nimmanhemin road.Construction historyKing Tilokarat commissioned the construction of the temple in 1455 CE after he had sent monks to Bagan in Burma to study the design of the Mahabodhi temple there, itself a copy of the Mahabodhi Temple of Bodh Gaya in northern India, the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, attained enlightenment.According to the Jinakālamālī chronicle, in 1455 CE the king planted a bodhi tree on the spot and in 1476 CE "had established a large sanctuary in this monastery", probably for the celebration ceremony commemorating 2000 years of Buddhism. The following year the 8th Buddhist World Council was held at Wat Chet Yot to renew the Tripitaka (the Pali Canon).
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  • This is a beautiful place, quiet and peaceful. It is close to a museum as well, though the latter was closed because of the national holiday when I visited.  more »
  • A collection of ancient temples, in part still well preserved and now reduced to a pile of rubble. Despite this in the collection is a beautiful place that deserves to be visited and which recalls a part of religious history of Chiang Mai
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  • Absolutely a Must S e e Place in Chiang Mai!!! This Temple is under the ROYAL Patronage and is very ancient and H istoric- - but is outside the city...just 20 minutes..  more »
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  • It is a very beautiful temple. Definitely worth a visit. It is located near a Thai neighbourhood and a jungle-like area. It is interesting to see the way the pagodas are build. They look old, and to us, jungle-like as well. It is very peaceful and quiet at the temple, because it is not crowded with tourists.
  • Peace full place with historical buildings good to visit especially if you are born in the year of SNAKE
  • Historically significant temple. Worth a look.
  • Really cool old structures that just look amazing. The temple is small, but a lot of detailed art work & great murals on the walls inside. Was lucky enough to witness two monks be inducted while I was there.
  • Beautiful ancient temple, nice nature

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