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Celebrating the Year of the Dog

Thailand is filled with beautiful temples. What makes Wat Ket Karam stand out is its uniqueness in... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
delnorn
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Houston, Texas
Beautiful Temple Honoring Year of Dog

Throughout Thailand there are temples that honor the 12 Asian Zodiac symbols and this is for those... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2017
JamHam
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Olathe, Kansas
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

The oldest temple on the eastern bank of the Ping River, Wat Ket Karam was first established in 1428, when few people lived in the area. It became more important from the early 19th century, after the Burmese were expelled from the north and peace...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

This is not a wat that is frequented by tours, but is worth a quick visit if in the area. The small wat itself is charming and neat, but the adjacent "museum" (more an eclectic collection of odds and ends) is what is most attractive....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed my visit to wat but it was the museum which grabbed me. It’s an eclectic mix of things put together with someone with a passion and interests cross the board. Especially loved the old photographs. There were some translations into English which I appreciated....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank sheenw
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Thailand is filled with beautiful temples. What makes Wat Ket Karam stand out is its uniqueness in celebrating the Year of the Dog. The temple is not in the center of the tourist area so it is a little quieter.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank delnorn
Reviewed October 28, 2017

I have been to this Wat and its museum on a few occasions and the first time I was shown around by the man responsible for the museum, Jack Bains. He was the son of a Scottish timber company employee and a Burmese mother and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Throughout Thailand there are temples that honor the 12 Asian Zodiac symbols and this is for those, especially, born in the year of the dog. It is a beautiful temple and grounds to walk around and enjoy. The sitting is just east of the Ping...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank JamHam
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Recommend for those who want to know more about Chiangmai to see how it was and travel back in time to come to realize why it is the way it is!!!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank pimtawani
Reviewed August 3, 2017

This Wat is East of the river & a short walk from Warorot Market. Very clean & peaceful with many teak buildings.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Spare 30 min just to visit this temple. Next to river side. After cafe visit just walk short distance to this temple

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank S C
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

I visited Wat Karam last year, I thought then as I do now that it is the most interesting museum in Chiang Mai. The museum has an extensive collection of every day items including photographs of Chaing Mai. Unfortunately the bicycle shed which has a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank IPhilip
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