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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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Quite space to hang out with friends

I love having this quiet and lovely space so near some of the busiest traffic in Chiang Mai. Can walk around a little and meet a friend as most folks have heard of this.

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

I love having this quiet and lovely space so near some of the busiest traffic in Chiang Mai. Can walk around a little and meet a friend as most folks have heard of this.

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

Probably my favourite temple in Chiang Mai, located on the Super Highway just outside town, accessible by local taxi. Amazing architecture, much quieter than other more popular temples in Chiang Mai, this complex is really old and well worth the visit, nice grounds to explore and plenty of places to eat local tasty snacks

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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Thank cwuzel
Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

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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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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