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Address: Charoenraj Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Interesting museum

I visited Wat Karam last year, I thought then as I do now that it is the most interesting museum in Chiang Mai. The museum has an extensive collection of every day items including... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Wat Karam last year, I thought then as I do now that it is the most interesting museum in Chiang Mai. The museum has an extensive collection of every day items including photographs of Chaing Mai. Unfortunately the bicycle shed which has a large collection of bicycles and other items was locked. Hopefully if enough visitors ask the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Wat Ket Karam is one of the most popular wats with the local people of Chiang Mai for whom it is a place of worship. It is a working temple on the east side of the Ping river and so must have been somewhat isolated when it was built. It's stupa is an unusual blue/green. in the grounds there is... More 

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Richmond, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is a quirky little complex on the east side of the Ping River. Their is a footbridge at the north end of Warorot Market. It's worth the trip to the other side of the river. Besides the Wat, there are a host of trendy restaurants and bars situated on the river. The temple complex is full of canine statuary.... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I stumbled upon the museum after our guide suggested the Wat was worth a visit. The Wat is a lovely escape from the hustle of the main city, but the museum is quite a quirky find. Spread across half a dozen rooms in an old residence, its piled high with everything from old type writers to some genuinely interesting artifacts.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

A beautiful working temple, this temple is dedicated to the spirit of dogs, and thus has some dog statuary around. The temple includes a museum of sorts, which includes a hodge-podge of artifacts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The museum is situated in one of the buildings in Wat Ket Karam across the river reached by the new footbridge opposite Worrarot Market.The temple is full of character with many original features not seen in other temples such as the wonderful use of teak in the buildings and for the carved figures. The museum itself contains a wide range... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This significant designed temple was in hundreds year period, it is just enough reason why you must visit! Small and full of history temple with a cute museum to educate visitors on history of the temple. Take you only an hour to explore but this is worth to spend your time and after tiredness just step out from the temple... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is an interesting, ornate, and well maintained facility. It's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of temples in Chiang Mai but this one is across the Ping River from the old city and was quiet with only a few visitors when I went. I was amused by the temple dogs, which were friendly and several solicited attention. I've... More 

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Thank Robert R
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I love the elegant roof and the beautiful architecture of this small temple (relative to some massive ones). The museum is rich in artefacts. It is on the street full of chic cafes, shops and old houses well preserved.

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Thank Helen C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

By all means visit the Wat Ket Karam, an almost 600 year old temple. As part of your free visit to the temple, stick your nose into the museum on the temple grounds. It is in a building that was once a monk's residence. It is not a museum in the conventional sense of the word. More a collection of... More 

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