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Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao

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Address: Lampang, Thailand

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Beautiful Burmese style temple!

A typical Burmese style temple decorated by colour mirrors. According to our guide, the architect has been to Europe and he had decorated the platform with European statutes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2017
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

A typical Burmese style temple decorated by colour mirrors. According to our guide, the architect has been to Europe and he had decorated the platform with European statutes. There is a massive sleeping boudda in one of the halls. The sign is also marked in Chinese, showing there is an important population of Chinese in Lampang.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This wat has a good story to tell and is in great shape. You will need to study, or have a guide to best appreciate the sight. But, let me caution you, that there will be a fatigue point for you in Thailand seeing wats. If you've seen a few, see this one. If you've seen many, then???

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This temple gets much accolade as once a resting place for the Emerald Buddha. Put aside this claim to game and it is at best an average temple for Lampang and Thailand generally. As others say it has a huge and magnificent gold topped chedi and a lovely Burmese style pagoda but really that's about it. There's a small viharn... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

On our trip to Chang Mai, we did a temple tour. We enjoyed Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao, all the temples were beautiful and very clean. We took many beautiful pictures.

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Thank JennO24
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were there Many times. Especially when there is a full Moon we went to pray and join the ceremony by walking three rounds around the Pagoda. We can see a beautiful golden Pagoda under the Moon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This temple is the former resting place of the famous Emerald Buddha - now housed at the Grand Palace in Bangkok - and still holds centuries of history within its walls.

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Ao Nang, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This Temple is very large, with beautiful gardens and many lovely buildings and statues. We visited on a rainy day, but still enjoyed wandering the grounds. As with most Temples in Lampang, the history is amazing. Worth a visit in any weather!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a place steeped in history and for the historian types is well worth a visit. Take your time and feel the place. It is another amazing temple that Thailand is abound in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The Emerald Buddha once resided here for 32 years in the 15th century. It arrived from Chiang Rai on the back of an elephant. There is a causeway at the entrance to the Wat, which leads up to the huge 50 metre high chedi. The chedi is the only surviving structure of the 7th century Wat. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

If you are an oxen in the lunar calendar this is your temple. Lots of aritfacts a jade buddha great place to spend a couple of hours

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