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Wat Ket Karam Community Museum in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wat Ket Community is the old community located on the west side of Ping River. People who were living here were Chinese, European, and local people, which is evident from the architecture. Wat Ket Karam was the center of the community. The buildings and constructions were built after B.E.2339 or after the establishment of Chiang Mai city of Rattanakosin. Prior to the emergence of train, this was the main port for marine transport between Rattanakosin (presently Bangkok) and Chiang Mai and other provinces in the south. Thus, Wat Ket region became more important according to the economic situation in Chiang Mai.

Wat Ket Karam Community, shortly Wat Ket, is the ancient community in Chiang Mai located on the west side of Ping River. It is the community comprises of diverse nationalities and religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hindu, and Sikhism, but people are living in harmonious peacefully. The combination of beautiful architecture in Chinese, Lanna, and western style remain. The integrated architecture of the buildings can be seen along the road. This is the ancient 200-year-old community where people from five different religions live together (Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hindu, and Sikhism). There are many riverfront restaurants along Ping River.

Opening hours: Open every from 8:00 – 16:00

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