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Wat Chet Yot Chiang Mai City


Wat Chet Yot Chiang Mai


Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Potharam)
  • Located north west of the city moat, near the National Museum of Chaing Mai, this “ Temple of the Seven Spires ” was built during the reign of King Tilokarat in the late 15th century.
  • It features an interesting combination of architectural styles of Thai, Lao, Indian and Chinese design. The remains of its seven spires or chedi sit on the flat roof of the viharn and are symbolic of Buddha’s seven years spent in Bodhigaya after attaining enlightenment.
  • The laterite walls are decorated with Sukhothai style stucco “thewada”, celestial beings. Other structures remaining are a small bot, three chedi and several Buddha images on the west side.
  • The largest of the chedi was built in 1487 to house the ashes of King Tilokarat.


Wat Chiang Yuen
  • The most notable feature of this wat is the massive whitewashed square base of the chedi. The facade of the octagonal middle section is decorated with Chinese style flowers similar to those of the Wat Ku Tao.



Wat Chet Yot Chiang Mai


Major Places Of  Interest In Chiang Mai North Of The Walled City