Wat Chong Kham
Wat Chong Kham
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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,012 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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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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L2Travel13
Brisbane, Australia166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Solo
Wat Jong Kham was built approx 200 years ago by the Shan (Thai Yai) people. Wat Jong Klam has 100 years old glass paintings and a museum. Both are in the same grounds near the lake, Nong Jong Kham. There is also a huge Buddha which looks like basket weaving. Some areas women are forbidden to enter, so make sure you observe the relevant signs. The buildings are just magnificent including the stupas. A must is to visit at night as most of buildings are lit up and it is just beautiful with the night markets, food stalls and music playing. Take in a meal from one of many food vendors, sit by the lake and take in the view. Just magic!
Written 7 December 2013
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,545 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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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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desi d
3,802 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
It’s hard to recommend a visit to a temple as there are so many and they mostly blend into each other in memory after a while. This temple gave me the most homely feeling I’ve ever had so that’s a bonus and everything else was as it should have been. No other visitors at my time of visiting and no charges, parking was easy at the front of the build but if it was busy the spaces are limited. Be sure to take the time and see it all.
Written 12 September 2017
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Mucho13
Istanbul8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2015 • Family
Lovely antique Wat. The floor is old teak wood. Old Buddha and Ganesh statues. Young monks were laughing over a movie they were watching on youtube ! Must visit also the little museum next to the main building.
Written 31 July 2015
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tourmerngtai
Chiang Mai, Thailand204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Friends
Take an easy walking and self guiding in Mae Hong Son city. Wat Cjhong Kum is a great place to visit for an authentic Shan architecture and also a wood carving dolls museum is also located in the main temple building. A very old glass paintings are also exhibited and all these paintings are done by Burmese artisan.
Written 11 April 2013
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands8,861 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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216spring
Udon Thani, Thailand770 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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