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Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam)

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Address: Super Highway, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Built during the reign of King Tilokkarat in the late 15th century, this...

Built during the reign of King Tilokkarat in the late 15th century, this “Temple of the Seven Spires” features an eclectic architectural style, incorporating elements of Thai, Lao, Indian and Chinese design.

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Great scenery

It's a unique style temple. Different from other temples in Chiang Mai. The scenery here is just nice

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a unique style temple. Different from other temples in Chiang Mai. The scenery here is just nice

Thank Tony B
Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many of these in Chiang Mai. It's pretty big and off the beaten path. Worth a wander, I guess. But Chiang Mai is otten hot, smokey, or rainy, so it's kind of uncomfortable wandering around outside.

Thank Chimp_Baxter
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wat Chet Yot was one of the first temples I photographed when I came to Chiang Mai. It is often much quieter than other temples and has some very nice areas to relax in and offers wonderful photo opportunities for young couples having pre-wedding shoots. Please remember to always be respectful when visiting the temples.

Thank JamesdlcCNX
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Amazing architecture decoration and sculpture, try and go early in the hot months, it will make your experience more pleasurable. I personally did not see the reclining Buddha for it was just too hot and too many people. Many interesting surrounding spaces will keep you entertained. Also you may go in with shorts (not the kind hookers wear) but just... More 

Thank ReynierKrause
San Francisco, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Wat Jet Yod (wat means temple, jet means seven, and I think yod means spire or tower) is a great temple, with both old and new elements, much to see, and a good place to relax and soak up the serenity and beauty.

Thank JDZatSF
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

A place of pilgrimage for people born in the year of the snake, but no matter what year you were born this is a really interesting place. Extensive grounds, lots of trees, greenery and mosquitoes so take your insect repellant. A wonderful mixture of old and new. The stucco figures on the outside of Maha Chedi leave you standing in... More 

Thank Raelene H
Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Different Sri Lankan hindu type temple and pillars south of Chiang Mai. Unique for the area and great for a photo op. We combined with a trip on a tuk-tuk to three temples including the Silvet Tempke (Wat Sri Srihuawan).

Thank Larry M
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

This temple is between Chiang mai and Mae Rim and is a nice stop if you're heading out to Mae Rim for the Tiger or Elephant camps. The temple is very old and has less glitter than some of the Buddhist temples in the downtown area. There are huge ancient trees shading the temple grounds and some of the shrines... More 

Thank Robert R
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Walking distance from MAYA at the end of Huay Kaew Road just go up the Superhighway on the same side as MAYA. Sprawling grounds and some interesting old temple ruins within the gardens. Coffee stall in the grounds. Worth a look.

Thank Christian K
West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

A must if near here you wont be wont be sorry had a great time here I have a few friends who are thai monks so I love going to the temples.

Thank Chris M

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