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Wat Phra That Hariphunchai

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Address: Inthayongyot Road | Nai Mueang, Lamphun 51000, Thailand
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A beautiful temple and especially with the sunlight on the gold.It was a special day when we went and so very busy but this did add to the experience.There was a ceremony inside... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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450 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A beautiful temple and especially with the sunlight on the gold.It was a special day when we went and so very busy but this did add to the experience.There was a ceremony inside with a girls college chanting it was very touching.Beautiful inside.

Thank 918teresah
Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This temple is the landmark of Lamphun. Many people visited this temple once in their life. The temple was found in 1150 by a Hariphunchai King who was the first ruler of Hariphunchai Kingdom. The Chedi is the main part of this temple and allow people to pay respect just outer ring of Chedi. Another outstanding one when you enter... More 

Thank NapasatkaT
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

On a Sunday, this temple has quite some visitors. The gold stupa is impressive. The tip has 9 layers which signifies it was being built by the King. Sala tree in the garden is in full bloom. And, the hall where monk hood is celebrated is magnificent.

Thank Helen C
Rockville, Maryland
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450 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The crowds may take away somewhat from enjoying this sight to the fullest. If you have seen only a couple wats in this area, then do go. It is quite dramatic and has quite a bit of more ancient history to tell about.

Thank TomWall60
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Stroll slowly and LOOK at what you see, and reflect. Beautiful art work and Budda statue; people praying, monk offering prayers and blessings. Vendors selling religious items, food, souvenirs. Tranquil. Take time and don't rush.

Thank aladdin_mp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful attraction in Lamphun. The golden pagoda is very beautiful. Many people come to respect pagoda here.

1 Thank Farz_fy
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

It's easy to visit Lamphun if you're in Chiang Mai. Take the minibus which runs every twenty minutes from Chang Peuk Bus Station or catch it en route at Worarot market next to the river. It's twenty-five Baht and takes about 40 minutes. Wat Phra That Harphuchai is in the middle of town and the bus stops outside. The site... More 

1 Thank Nomadman411978
Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

A wonderful visit on the way from Chiang Mai heading to the south. A beautiful temple with wonderful grounds to be seen.Few people here two take the time to enjoy the serenity of the area.

1 Thank JamHam
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Visited Lamphun from Chiang Mai by train and walked to Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. This was the day before the Queen's birthday and there were quite a few people about, but it is a large complex and so not too crowded. Very hot, you have to remove your shoes to walk around the chedi behind the main temple, but white... More 

1 Thank Raelene H
Great Falls, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Large complex of buildings surrounding a very golden pagoda. There is an ancient pagoda to one side. 20 Baht entrance fee. There is a small souvenir mall across the street

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