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Wat Chetawan, วัดเชตวัน , Chiang Mai

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Viharn of Wat Chetawan (24 October 2006)

Wat Chetawan (GPS: 18.78866, 98.99562; Thai: วัดเชตวัน ) is a Thai Buddhist temple on the north side of Thapae Road in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is just across the road from Wat Mahawan. Also written as Wat Jetawan, this temple incorporates Burmese elements in the design of the three chedi in its compound. The chedi has a bell shape with characteristic flare in the base. The viharn is a large concrete structure that almost overwhelms the older chedis in the compound.

What to see

Admire the Burmese style elements in the architecture of Wat Chetawan. Guarding the entrance to the viharn is a pair of Chinthe, dog-like guardian lions of Burmese design. At each corner of the chedi are gilded, filigree parasols called chat.

Getting there

Wat Chetawan is located on the north side of Tha Phae Road, between Chiang Mai Soi 2 and Soi 3, to the east of the old city. On the opposite side of the road is Wat Mahawan.

Front view of the viharn with its pair of chinthe (24 October 2006)
One of the chedi of Wat Chetawan (24 October 2006)

Gilded parasol of Wat Chetawan (24 October 2006)

Two chedi of Wat Chetawan (24 October 2006)

Chedi of Wat Chetawan (24 October 2006)

Wat Chetawan (24 October 2006)

Wat Chetawan on Google Maps Street View

Wat Chetawan (Mar 2018)

Wat Chetawan is on the map of Chiang Mai

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