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Interesting Buddhist temple of ‘hell’ with graphic sculptures

Got recommended this trip 30min scooter ride from old town chaing mai. Only 10bht entrance fee... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tara W
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Temple of Hell, Heaven and Earth

A half hour ride from central Chiang Mai and 3 km east of Mae Jo University, Wat Mae Kaet Noi is... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 weeks ago
“Interesting Buddhist temple of ‘hell’ with graphic sculptures”
18 Jun 2018
“Temple of Hell, Heaven and Earth”
Moo 5, Highway 1001, Pa Phai sub-district, San Sai, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got recommended this trip 30min scooter ride from old town chaing mai. Only 10bht entrance fee - it’s a temple so shoulders must be covered and also above the knee for ladies. Very graphic sculptures - not for faint hearted! Lovely scooter ride through the...More

Thank Tara W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A half hour ride from central Chiang Mai and 3 km east of Mae Jo University, Wat Mae Kaet Noi is famous for its Hell Garden to the left of the viharn. Created from the visions of the abbot, known as Clean Teacher Monk, the...More

Thank blackeaglejim
Reviewed 22 January 2018

An excellent depiction of the consequences of the choices you make in your life. Suitable for kids age 10 and above to understand right from wrong!

Thank dolly303
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I took a 19 year old to this hell temple and he loved it. No one else was there except a few monks on their own trip posing with the statues and taking pictures of each other. Super gory and realistic statues depicting gruesome versions...More

Thank Josie P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Temple of Hell is about 40km from Chiang Mai town. A nice place to have a glimpse of what hell is like the thai way. The place can be reached easily using moped or one can hire a siongthiaw/tut tu. I went there in...More

2  Thank simplydonald
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Buddhist Naraka is a pretty gruesome place, but when one of your smaller hells is called 'boiling excrement,' I guess it's to be expected. Not for kids. Make sure you have some ten Baht coins for the wacky light shows.

1  Thank StephenMB25
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Not sure what to say about this place, Definitely not for Kids, also if you are a prude probably best avoided. This place is supposed to be scenes from Buddhists depiction of hell and it's gruesome to say the least. It's not for those easily...More

Thank acerockolla
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

the hell ecology in Buddhism believe is just amazing. However you may need a local guide to explain to you about the story of each scene.

1  Thank Tony B
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

If you have enough time in Chiang Mai or you happend to ve in San soi, you should visit this place. On a side of a temple is a garden filled with dozens colorful statues depicting scenes from hell realms as they are perceveid by...More

1  Thank Adam_the_bookworm
Reviewed 13 January 2016

When visiting Wat Mae Kaet Noi, your first thought is "this can not be an temple" But it is. It is a temple there shows what happens if you go to the Buddhist version of hell. There are many different sceneries, you will find everything...More

1  Thank Mads D
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Al F
1 October 2016|
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10 BHT (coin) entrance fee. You need a 10 BHT coin to enter through an automatic gate. Tip: take extra 10BHT coins for some of the 'attractions'