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Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam)

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #41 of 100 Attractions in Chiang Mai
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

While dear to the locals, I found my visit here (yawn) okay. A quick walk around, read a few plaques, a nod of the head, enough. Just not where my interests are found.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Wat Chet Yot (Wat Photharam Maha Wihan), is the Temple for all with the chinese star sign SNAKE.! The temple is also for other people very interesting and just beautiful. With a scooter it is only about 20 minutes from the old city chiang mai. At the last intersection before the university you must turn right on the Highway Chiang... More

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Shanghai, China
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754 reviews 754 reviews
428 attraction reviews
1,784 helpful votes 1,784 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

The 'things to do' section of Chiang Mai is an intriguing mix of spas, cookery schools, elephant riding parks and even women's correctional facilities. For those of you more interested in architecture than deep tissue massage or lemongrass, Wat Chet Yot is one of the must-sees of the north of Thailand. A 15th century replica of the famous Bodagaya site... More

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Tumon, Mariana Islands
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23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Wat Chedi Luang has been built for early age of Chiangmai. So apart from going there to make merit and all holy things, you can go there to see historical building and learn history.

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