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Wat Jed Yod

Address: Soi Wat Jet Yod | Superhighway, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
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Ranked #47 of 208 things to do in Chiang Mai
Type: Religious sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The quietness of this temple is amazing. The old architecture that has survived so many centuries is not to be missed. Still in use by locals everyday.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very old temple build in the 15th century. Wat Jed Yod has a unique type of Chedi (Pagoda) which really must be seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I loved going to this quiet temple. It is under renovation, but still lots to see. We bought some birds to whisper our hopes and wishes to and released them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Hired a tuktuk driver for the day who took us around the old city and to several of its temples. He highly recommended this place. He kept referring to it as the "Indian Temple". Wat Jed Yod is indeed interesting. It looks so different from the rest of Chiangmai's temples. It's like an ancient ruin. It has a rectangular chedi... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

There seems to be some minor confusion as to the spelling of the name of this temple which according to the big sign on the highway upon arrival at the temple and just before turning left into the entrance says "Wat Ched Yod", not Chet Yot or Jed Yod. The temple wasn't crowded at all unlike some of the ones... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A very old temple set in pleasant grounds just off the start of the super highway not far from the Rim Kam Junction or the new MAYA Shopping Centre. 15 minute walk from MAYA. If you like temples and are interested in ancient original walls/ruins then this temple is well worth a visit.

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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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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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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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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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