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Wat Gate - Wat Ket Karam

This temple was establish some five hundred and eighty two years ago and has gone through some name changes and shows the unique and diverse cultures that go into making Chiang Mai such a special and warm place to live or visit. It is truly Lanna yet has buildings that are of Chinese design and influence, some buildings are european influenced with Central Thai features. Some how the blend and mix has made this place a truly special place to visit.

 

The first name of the temple was Wat Sa Gate named for the Chiang Mai Royal Families ceremonial structure which the Royal family used to wash their hair at, on the first day of Songkran (Lanna New Years). It was change because it was the same name as another temple down south. Now it is Wat Ket Karam or "Wat Gate" by farang spelling.

It is also the home of the so called Wat Gate Museum.

 

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