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Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam)

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Address: Super Highway, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Built during the reign of King Tilokkarat in the late 15th century, this...

Built during the reign of King Tilokkarat in the late 15th century, this “Temple of the Seven Spires” features an eclectic architectural style, incorporating elements of Thai, Lao, Indian and Chinese design.

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A very nice temple away from the tourist streams. Its surounded by the Wat Chet Yot area in where normally studends live. Nice street food also around

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice temple away from the tourist streams. Its surounded by the Wat Chet Yot area in where normally studends live. Nice street food also around

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a bad place but there are better spots around the city to visit. But nice to stop if you are going by.

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Thank davisadam74
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This temple was amazing beautiful, the design and the gold work.. the monks were sat on the right having their breakfas but would let you talk and take photos, dont forget to sign the visitors book, a great hour was spent here and a lovely coffee shop opposite is good.

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Thank csouter
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

It's a unique style temple. Different from other temples in Chiang Mai. The scenery here is just nice

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Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

So many of these in Chiang Mai. It's pretty big and off the beaten path. Worth a wander, I guess. But Chiang Mai is otten hot, smokey, or rainy, so it's kind of uncomfortable wandering around outside.

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Wat Chet Yot was one of the first temples I photographed when I came to Chiang Mai. It is often much quieter than other temples and has some very nice areas to relax in and offers wonderful photo opportunities for young couples having pre-wedding shoots. Please remember to always be respectful when visiting the temples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing architecture decoration and sculpture, try and go early in the hot months, it will make your experience more pleasurable. I personally did not see the reclining Buddha for it was just too hot and too many people. Many interesting surrounding spaces will keep you entertained. Also you may go in with shorts (not the kind hookers wear) but just... More 

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San Francisco, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Wat Jet Yod (wat means temple, jet means seven, and I think yod means spire or tower) is a great temple, with both old and new elements, much to see, and a good place to relax and soak up the serenity and beauty.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

A place of pilgrimage for people born in the year of the snake, but no matter what year you were born this is a really interesting place. Extensive grounds, lots of trees, greenery and mosquitoes so take your insect repellant. A wonderful mixture of old and new. The stucco figures on the outside of Maha Chedi leave you standing in... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Different Sri Lankan hindu type temple and pillars south of Chiang Mai. Unique for the area and great for a photo op. We combined with a trip on a tuk-tuk to three temples including the Silvet Tempke (Wat Sri Srihuawan).

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