Wat Chong Kham
Wat Chong Kham
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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
As another poster has suggested, this is a wonderful temple for taking photos. The monks are friendly and informative, Don't miss the museum beside the main stupa; there are lots of ancient sculptures/statues demonstrating Buddhist philosophy touching the Buddha's meeting with the old, the sick and the dead and which had such a profound influence on his teachings. (No, nothing heavy but easy for non-Buddhists to understand).
Written 21 February 2024
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands8,563 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Although we did not visit inside the temple, we found it very interesting and beautiful to see from the lake and more up close.
Written 1 January 2024
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,549 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Mae Hong Son is a pretty upland town which sees a steady flow of visitors. One of its must-see attractions is the pretty lakeside wats in the centre of town. They are often said to be 'Burmese' in style, but as far as I can gather, this actually means in the manner of Shan wats from the troubled nation's Shan State.

What you find here is markedly different from a Thai wat. It is more like a sprawling teak house filled with pillars, mounted deer's heads, statues, votives, wall calendars and other assorted bric-a-brac. From outside you see tiered roofs, golden chedis and delicate metal fretwork. It's definitely worth seeing.
Written 29 November 2019
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Chuck B
Steilacoom, WA831 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Two things really stand out about this wat. The thrill of seeing it all lit up backdropping the lake at night. And the truly fascinating small doll and pictograph museum with a striking artistic Buddha in the foyer (I also enjoyed the copacetic kitty sitting on the floor which started purring as soon as I touched it. Ignore the “no women” sign. Other than that, the wat is standard modernistic Thai boring.
Written 2 November 2019
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216spring
Udon Thani, Thailand759 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Nice temple with elegant stupa, you must visit in the day and return at night for a better view. Take a short walk to across the lake to gain a full picture of all the structures.
Written 16 August 2019
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sandgrownun18
Blackpool, UK244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
This temple viewed across the lake is beautiful, particularly at nigt when it is illuminated. Inside it is nice, but nothing special.
Written 28 January 2019
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chefemil
austin texas30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
By all means when you are in Mae Hong Son this is a place to visit. It is a very modest temple compared to those in Chaing Mai but houses a marvelous collection of Burmese reverse painted glass panels telling the story of the life of Buddha. Well worth the visit.
Written 2 December 2018
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Neil D
463 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
This temple is next to the lake, it looks beautiful on a day time and nighttime it is lit up and looks equally amazing.
Written 24 November 2018
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Steve M
Mae Hong Son, Thailand236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
An older style of temple opposite the lake. Interesting place to visit also they have English writing explaining what the building is your viewing so you can get to know a bit of the history
Written 11 October 2018
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owlesey
Rolleston, New Zealand956 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Friends
I have seen many temples over Asia and this one right by the lake in center of Mae Hong Son to me was nothing special but did look pretty lit up at night while walking around the lake.
Written 17 June 2018
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