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Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam)

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Ranked #47 of 111 attractions in Chiang Mai
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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,... more » 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. « less
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2010

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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