Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam), 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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  • If the DOI suthep Temple, Chiang Mai representative la WAT first Dee Luang. Wat is a bit away from the main city and the second a Yotsuya. Walk in or next to the big road trip in the motorcycle rental facility. Must know the extent, but the laid-back vibe is a temple
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  • Bounded distance temple, Wat Chet Yot, located in the northwest of Chiangmai city. Bounded by the temple meaning seven pagoda, which was built in 1455, the ancient temple, at that time according to the Hindu Buddha Gaya of the mo-Bodhi temple style imitation. There are seven pagodas on the base of the pagoda, which represents the seven weeks spent in Bodhi after Epiphany, and the Indian Banyan tree was planted in the courtyard. It is recorded that more than 100 Buddhist monks held the World Buddhist Conference in 1477. Snakes here seem to be important places to see snakes everywhere, as well as the snake being sacrificed.
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  • A little further away from the center of Chiang Mai is this temple, at the gates of the National Park of Doi Suthep. Nothing to highlight since it is very similar to other temples that you can visit more in the center of the city.
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  • One particularly magnificent tree and a few historical ruins, combined with the theme of the snake, gave the place a serene, mystical aura.
  • 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.

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