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Wat Si Koet, Chiang MaiWat Si Koet, Chiang Mai (24 October, 2006)

Wat Si Koet (GPS: 18.78823, 98.98399; Thai: วัดศรีเกิด ), also written Wat Si Goet and Wat Sri Gerd, is an old monastery on the south side of Ratchadamnoen Road, in the old city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is a short distance from Wat Phra Singh. It was first mentioned in the Khlong Nirat Hari Punchai chronicle, in which Prince Damrong documented that it must have been built in 1638. The viharn of Wat Si Koet has a four-tier roof, of which the fourth is over a portico supported by four ornately decorated columns. Under the portico is the staircase flanked by naga balustrades. In front of the viharn is a pillar topped by a garuda bird.

Inside Wat Si Koet is its principal Buddha image, called the Phra Chao Khaeng Khom. It is done in the U Thong style, and is in the bhumisparsa pose, with the fingers of the right hand touching the earth. This is the pose in Buddhist iconography where the Buddha called upon the earth goddess, Mae Toranee, to bear witness to his victory over Mary and the forces of evil.

There is a traditional Thai massage school located within Wat Si Koet. The school is open to tourists who can attend classes for 3, 5, 7 and 10 days. Also, massages are available here at 120 baht per hour.

Getting there

From Tha Phae Gate, walk along Ratchadamnoen Road until you reach Wat Si Koet, on the left side of the road, about 3200 ft from the gate, within sight of Wat Phra Singh at the end of the road.

Wat Si Koet, Chiang MaiWat Si Koet, Chiang Mai (24 October, 2006)

Wat Si Koet, Chiang MaiStupa at Wat Si Koet (24 October, 2006)

Wat Si Koet, Chiang MaiStupa at Wat Si Koet (24 October, 2006)

Wat Si Koet, Chiang MaiStupa at Wat Si Koet (24 October, 2006)

Wat Si Koet, Chiang MaiSignage for a Thai traditional massage school at Wat Si Koet. (24 October, 2006)

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