Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao
Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao
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Jeep
1,155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This site actually has 2 temples. The popular one is "Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao" which was once resided the famous emerald Buddha for 32 years. Our guide told us about a colorful folktale about Miss Suchada and the emerald inside a watermelon which was later craved into Buddha statue. Highlights of this temple included the beautiful Burmese-European pavilion and the golden pagoda containing Buddha relic (hair). Ones may take a stroll around the place to see the other architectures and visit the museum that contains many antique collections. The other temple is the tranquil Lanna style "Wat Suchadaram".
Written 3 March 2022
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JuergenS001
Bangkok, Thailand109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Friends
Very nice big temple in the middle of town.
It was visited by HRH the King of Thailand, Rama IX in 2501
Written 23 July 2020
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand2,787 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Solo
this royal temple is once place for emerald buddha statue sitting for 32 years before present locating in Grand palace in Bangkok. Tired Burmese styled wooden roofs, gilded with gold and bells is unique and different from traditional thai architecture. there is a big squared pond with lotuses at the main entrance planking with Naga statues.
Written 12 July 2020
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Song of Life
Bangkok, Thailand312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
A very important temple in Lampang and for Thai people since it houses an Emerald Buddha. No one knows which Emerald Buddha is the oldest, this or the one at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It’s about 20 kilometers outside of Lampang central but it’s worth the time to visit.
Written 4 December 2019
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Joobjib
Bangkok, Thailand464 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
I have to say all the temples in Lampang are really really old and special although not always well protected or maintained. This one is no exception. The wooden roof is amazing. The legend tells the mystery story of how the emerald buddha came to be here because the elephants refused to go forward on their journey to bring this emerald buddha to its designated destination, Chiang mai if i remember correctly. There are some ancient master pieces of wooden craft shown around the temple although im a bit shocked to see these valuables just lying there in the open.
Written 15 February 2019
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Nitirat_Visetkit
Bangkok, Thailand90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
One of the most famous and important temple in Lampang province. Inside located Don Tao pagoda (means "watermelon" in ancient Norther Thai) which has Buddha's relics inside. Also housing magnificent Northern-style art inside the temple. Worthy visiting.
Written 9 October 2018
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monsternina
Bangkok, Thailand332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Couples
This temple has the main temple that everyone goes to, but it also has many random things hidden in plain site. There is this small hut that only men are allowed in to see the reflection of the sun. There is a small museum filled room filled with ancient temple pieces (although this could use better preservation).
Written 20 August 2018
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Karina Alexis
San Francisco, CA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
This wat is well-preserved and holds much history close to the local's hearts. It is under the radar so you will not be swarmed by tourists and is very well-maintained. If you're looking to experience an authentic thai temple, this is it!
Written 23 July 2018
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Simon M
Adelaide, Australia97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Couples
A most very beautiful temple and makes you feel at peace. An easy walk around with many statues and amazing gold covered buildings
Written 10 June 2018
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand2,787 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Solo
This temple is near Wat Nang Liao ( which has legend about the emerald buddha originated from watermelon). This temple was also place where the most sacred thailand emerald buddha sit for decades before sitting in now Bangkok, the temple complex is very serene with shades of trees. The main hall in front of the main pagoda is beautifully decorated in burmese style. At one side of the wall , there is a pond with pavillions.
Written 2 July 2017
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