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.
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
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
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.
I do not understand why this temple does not have more visitors. Being ancient and with nice architecture, a landmark of the Thai year 2000 which was celebrated 543 years ago, this is far more interesting than the concrete heaps around town.
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