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Wat Ket Karam Museum

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Wat Ket Karam Museum

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Doi Suthep Temple: Amazing Mountaintop Sunrise Tour and Stunning City Views

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See the gleaming golden spire and elaborate sculptures of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in peace and quiet on this serene sunrise tour. Watch the light spill across northern Thailand from one of the region’s highest points, and witness a morning alms-giving ceremony that most visitors miss. Your guide is a former monk, so you'll get first-hand insight into temple life and the Buddhist faith. A delicious Thai breakfast is also included.
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Radix7 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia175 contributions128 helpful votes
The Wat Ket temple complex is well worth a visit by itself but this little museum we stumbled across at the aide is an experience in itself. The opposite of modern museum professionalism - a miscellaneous collection of objects, photographs, displays, a real 'folk museum" where it seems rather unpredictable what you will find. Something different.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Chuck B wrote a review Oct 2019
Steilacoom, Washington813 contributions178 helpful votes
This curiosity on the grounds of a small wat is like entering an old antique shop thrown together without rhyme or reason. There are rusting old typewriters and sewing machines. Faded portraits of Thai royalty. Tapestries and textiles. And so much more. Though there are only a few small rooms one could spend hours sorting through the jumble seeking out treasures. It is very little known and visited. To get here, walk east on Tha Pae Rd., cross the bridge over the Ping, then turn left and follow the lane along the river. The signed wat is a few hundred meters along on the right.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Dan M wrote a review Oct 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel14,334 contributions3,865 helpful votes
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We were in Chiang Mai for 5 days last November for Yi Peng (Flying Lantern Festival) and Loy Krathong (Floating Lantern Festival), and we had planned a 3 day Temple circuit in the Old City. We had pin pointed the most famous ones like Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara and Wat Phra Singh which are amazing. We were at the end of our day, after visiting China Town (rather disappointing as I have reviewed here) when walking back along the river we happened to find this Temple. It is definitely what can be called a hidden gem! There were no tourists, which made it all the more beautiful. It would have been a pity to miss it: I have attached several pictures, hoping to give kind of a feeling of this place.. I would recommend to go there especially, even as there many beautiful Temples in the Old City of Chiang Mai, still this one is in my top 10. It is a nice, serene island of peace...worth definitely the detour and your time. I would also recommend after it to have a well deserved Massage break (aromatic oil massage) to relax from this long day walk.Perfect break to continue strolling the evening in the Old City.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Steve B wrote a review Jul 2019
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam741 contributions164 helpful votes
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Must say I learned about some of the modern history of Chiang Mai here thru an informative photo display in English and Thai. But with historical tapestries and sculptures, there is a lot of junk, like dusty cassette tapes or TVs from the 70’s. I also stepped on broken glass, especially bad as one must leaves one’s shines at the door.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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webme wrote a review Jun 2019
Beckenham, United Kingdom1,317 contributions208 helpful votes
At first glance you might think this place is nothing more than a dusty old junk shop but the longer you stay to explore the more interesting items you find. It's kind of a collection of anything old, including some historical gems. Amongst the disintegrating text books, audio cassette tapes and typewriters you'll see Buddhist artefacts, 100 year old linen, photographs and stories of old Chiang Mai, and more. The wat itself is also worth a look. Very quiet when we were there Note: the location shown on TripAdvisor at the time of writing is completely wrong. This is licated just the other side of the walking bridge over the river on the east of the city. Look it up on Google maps.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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