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Wat Ket Karam Museum
Chiangmai
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82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“local history”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

a curious but interesting little museum set within the grounds of
Ket Karam temple. Several rooms of exhibits. To be recommended
especially as it is well located for city tourists.

Visited December 2013
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126 reviews
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“Gem of a Wat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

This Wat was a little tricky to find but worth the visit. The Wat itself is smaller than most but is beautifully quaint. The museum is apparently worth a visit however it was closed when we visited.

Visited January 2014
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
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“Interesting wat and museum away from the city centre bustle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

A nice little wat with a prayer hall and large chedi. The thing that makes it different is the on-site museum. Free to enter it's a bit of a jumble of items and some interesting old photos. Some are quite historic - old flags and banners, Buddhist carvings and documents - but others seem like they belong in a junk shop - a pile of radios from very old to 1990s style. It seemed like it was a repository for anything that the community no longer had a use for and doesn't look to be well maintained but had some interesting bits and pieces nevertheless.

Visited January 2014
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West Hollywood, California
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6 reviews
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“Excellent place but as with all of Thailand too many dogs !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

This places is easy to access, excellent museum, quiet, gorgeous but too many damn stray dogs ! Try the museum and sit in the main temple and meditate..Great for photos..Close to my hotel--Sakorn Residence !

Visited October 2013
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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220 reviews
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“Charm and piety”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Wat Ket is a delightful oasis of quiet and idiosyncratic charm. It lacks the bustle and the often ostentatious character of the main temples in the inner city.There is real sense of piety, and buddhist or not, the peaceful atmosphere invites one to share the respect of the worshippers.

The buildings are outstanding - a venerable 500 year old, stupa, a small and beautifully restored ordination hall and a charming teakwood house.The bas reliefs are both original and of a very high standard. Being founded in the Chinese year of the dog this is the overall theme of the temple with plaster dogs of every conceivable breed dotted around. A word of warning - there are many live dogs in the temple which are perfectly well behaved and quiet during the day but not not so friendly after dark.

The museum, founded by the thai/scottish son of an early 20th century trader (his ancestors still live in the area) is an unusual and pleasantly quirky find in the temple and is well worth a quarter hour's time

Visited April 2013
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