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Wat Jed Yod

Soi Wat Jet Yod | Superhighway, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
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Ranked #24 of 111 attractions in Chiang Mai
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Jurong East, null, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Wat Jed Yod official name is Wat Photharam Maha Wihan. It is a centre of pilgrimage for those born in the year of the Snake. King Tilokarat commissioned the construction of the temple in 1455 CE after he had sent monks to Bagan in Burma to study the design of the Mahabodhi temple there, itself a copy of the Mahabodhi... More

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Chiang Mai
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Buddhism amazes me and places like this Wat show you reasons why with complex Buddhist statues amd buildings. Also Amulets are made here and a great variety are available for purchase as a momentum of a great site to visit! As a practicing Buddhist, this site is an amazing place to learn!

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Grenoble, France
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I went to this place at the end of the day, at sunset. It was an increbible atmosphere, alone at Wat Jed Yod! It was so different from other temples in Chiang Mai, because it is mainly ruins. I loved it!

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This temple is surprisingly peaceful considering it is right beside the Super Highway. There are hardly any tourists and it is nice to walk around the wooded grounds exploring the old brick built temples and stupas. The design of the ancient temple is very unusual and I liked that the building is still used.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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242 reviews 242 reviews
154 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

This Wat is a little way out from the throng of CM, but in my view it is worth the trouble of visiting. The entrance sign suggests it has Royal connections, but we found it a place for the Thai people to be. I believe this is why it has a feel of calm and respect that many other Wats... More

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Bangkok
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I loved Wat Jed Yod, which we visited after the Temple on the Mount. It couldn't have been more different in every way - peaceful, 800 years old, very serene. I loved the beautiful banyan tree beside the temple, so gorgeous. The vibe here is amazing, you don't need a long time here, but I would definitely recommend it, as... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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39 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

the pagoda shaped differently at Wat Jed Yod...there were not so many tourists., i like that feeling at the quiet temple. i feel very connect to my inner self here...surround in beautiful trees, and old sculpture, statues of warship

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Boston, MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

While I did not have any kind of mystical experience at this temple, as an earlier reviewer did, I found it to be a beautiful peaceful place. The seven chedis are unusual and lovely. I met an elderly monk there who know almost no English but was exceedingly kind and friendly. Recommended primarily for those with an interest in Buddhism... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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102 reviews 102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Just off super highway 11 yet quiet and peaceful with lovely grounds and 7 ancient chedi or stupas. Jed is 7 in Thai. Goes back to 14th Century with Burmese influences. Very historical and signs in English explaining the history.

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a very old temple, with a lot of historical value. It also has strong mystic properties. I have had two supernatural experiences at this temple, one of which made me decide to stay in Chiang Mai to live. Legend has it that the buddha statue is more than 700 years old and when the Burmese came to sack... More

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