Wat Chet Lin
Wat Chet Lin
4.5
4:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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4:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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HOOMAN
Tehran, Iran1,204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Wat Chet Lin (or Wat Jet Lin) is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. It is located in Prapokkloa Road, inside the Chiang Mai Old City Walls. It is only 350 meters away from the Famous Wat Chedi Luang.
It's an Airy, Tranquil temple with a Beautiful pond. It's like a hidden Gem. It's open from very early in the Morning (4 a.m.) and the Visiting is Free. If you go there in the morning you can park your motorbike in the temple's yard.
Written 12 January 2020
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,597 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This very small and less visited temple was used for the coronation of Lanna kings in the 16th century. Nowadays, you can see a nice golden Buddha statue in the prayer hall, a large collection of giant gongs and interesting and old white stone Buddha head outside.
Written 5 June 2022
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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Currently listed on Google Maps as ‘Wat Jedlin’ this interesting temple boasts traditional Thai Buddhist design, accompanied by a large ancient Wat toward the rear of the main temple and a large pond at the rear of the grounds.

If you want to see the catfish in the pond, head to the rear of the site and walk over the bamboo bridge. Here you will also see a new temple under construction.

Written 14 March 2019
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CKF
CT2,164 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I decided to visit Wat Chet (Jet) Lin because our guidebook said it had a collection of gongs, which sounded really interesting (no pun intended!). However, upon arrival, I found only two. Looked everywhere--don't know if the guidebook had outdated info or what.

While the wat itself is very nice, it's the grounds that are the star of the show. Benches placed along a pond with colorful flags gives the wat a park-like atmosphere. It provides a bit of respite in the middle of Chiang Mai.

If your time is limited, this is skippable. If you are walking by, do stop in to see the grounds.
Written 23 January 2020
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Hollie Goad
Patong, Thailand63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Such picturesque experience, was so peaceful to walk around the temple and across the lantern bridge. We only had a short visit here, but it is well worth your time just to pop in. Unlike some larger temples in Chiang Mai, there is no entry fee however visitors are welcome to make a donation.
Written 5 December 2018
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blackeaglejim
Chiang Mai, Thailand289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
This is one of the most interesting temple compounds in the city. The large Buddha head mounted beside a pipal tree and the chedi are the only original components left of its 14th century construction. The rest was destroyed during the Burmese occupation and only restored in 2002 and the viharn dates from that time. Inside in front of the altar you will see a few very realistic statues of the temple’s most famous monks, along with a Chinese Buddha in the front, a Burmese one in the middle and a large Lanna-style Buddha in the back.
Next to the Buddha head outside is a statue of a strange, furry animal with four ears and five eyes, created by a local devotee and meant to symbolize Buddhist precepts. The four ears represent the four virtues of loving kindness, compassion, empathy and equanimity. The five eyes stand for the five taboos against killing, stealing, unlawful sex, harmful speech and using intoxicants.
Just beyond this statue is a shrine with a skeleton dressed in a white suit with folded hands. When you drop a donation into the box beside it, the skeleton bows and recites a prayer. To the right, behind the viharn, is the structure that gives the temple its name. Chet \Lin means ‘seven gutters’ and refers to the seven, naga-headed, connected red channels that carry water down from the platform above. Nowadays a Buddha statue sits below the last gutter. In the past, Lanna’s kings sat here for a ritual bath. At the base of the chedi are nine large round stones. Called lukminit in Thai, these indicate the boundaries of a planned restoration. Until that time, devotees honor them by applying gold leaf to their surfaces.
A pond lies in the rear of the compound and a colorful bridge crosses the water to the monk’s quarters. You can buy a bag of food to give to the fish and on the other side of the pond have a conversation about religion with a resident, English-speaking monk as part of the wat’s Monk Chat program.
In April devotees build a huge sand chedi in the front courtyard, which stays up until after Songkran.
Written 24 May 2018
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Nicole P
51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
This wat is super cute, and unique in that you can pay 10 baht and get some food to feed the enormous catfish! Just watch out for the pigeons, who also enjoy the catfish food.
Written 18 August 2016
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Yann Renaud
Switzerland842 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A very nice temple, with a nice wooden bridge surrounded by coloured lanterns. Different from the other temples of the city. Worth 0aying it a visit!
Written 27 January 2024
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WalterReed
Landstuhl, Germany490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Lovely, serene temple grounds - definitely worth stepping off the main walking street and wandering around the grounds.
Buy a bag of fish food and relax and enjoy feeding the fish and taking in the natural beauty and history.
very cool.
Written 24 December 2022
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Trishka-9
Mexico City, Mexico171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Very pleasant space to get away from the hustle and bustle outside. Not crowded with large groups of tourists as at the more popular temples. Admission is free, and they even have a cool labyrinth. Enjoyed sitting by the pond watching the birds land on lily pads.
Written 24 November 2019
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