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Wat Jed Yod

Soi Wat Jet Yod | Superhighway, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
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Ranked #27 of 115 Attractions in Chiang Mai
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Coquitlam, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Jurong East, null, Singapore
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31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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41 attraction reviews
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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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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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128 helpful votes 128 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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40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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25 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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