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This temple proved to be surprisingly delightful. Dating to the second half of the 19th century when a large influx of ethnic Shan came to Phrae to work in timber concessions, this temple attests to a little known period of history.
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This is another Tai Yai (Myanmar) style temple in Phrae province. It is very nice and situated close to the city center. Inside there is a beautiful main Buddha statue called Phra Chom Sawan. There is no admission fee and you can take photo inside.
Not your average Thai Wat. A beautiful Burmese style wooden building and inside almost reminiscent of the Mezquita in Cordoba with all the pillars. Off to the side an excellent and interesting stupa. Worth a detour from the center of town.
The Burmese style. Built about 100 years ago. The highlight is movement of roof style made by wood shingle. normally function includes between Buddha space and monk space together. Now separated. The surrounding still by trees Building on green yard. Do not forget to take...More
We loved this teak temple, built in the Burmese style. The roof is supported by numerous teak columns and the interior and exterior are finely decorated with carvings, fretwork and coloured mirror glass. It’s all tastefully done and there’s nothing gaudy. There are several looms...More
Most Thai monasteries are gaudy in the extreme. Wat Jom Sawan is the exception. It's not quite stark, but the beautiful teak is the star of the show and adornment is kept to a minimum. Even the interior is mininalist, but lovely in its restraint....More