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Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam)

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Address: Super Highway, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2016
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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 

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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.

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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 

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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).

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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 

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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.

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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.

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Just a temple like any other I don´t know here in Chiang Mai are so many temples... If you really into temples you might like it but there are for sure more beautiful ones..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

It is said that this was influenced by Indian Buddhagaya.. however, it is another different historical place. no crowd..only few were visiting and worshiping at the time we went there. Very calm and peaceful place. It is a bit far from the old city. but not too far. catch a red bus and they will drop you without any problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

A unique architecture for Thai temples in the form of the Mahabodi temple in Bodh Gaya, India; not that grand, but still interesting to visit.

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