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  • Jeep
    1,348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The temple was crowded with both tourists and locals. There were many horse carriages serving tourists in front of the temple. The entrance of this grand temple is a huge Lanna style gorgeous arch door. Many things to see inside the temple including a holy pagoda of the Ox year (zodiac) that contains Buddha's relics. We walked 3 times in clockwise direction around the pagoda to pay respect. Our guide pointed us the position of 2 bullet marks on the brass cage that surround the base of the pagoda which freed the city from Burmese general (and killed him) about 200 years ago (ask your guide for more details). Then, he led us to a little house. Inside the house (only men are allowed to enter), there is an upside down image of the pagoda on a fabric screen. This is a real-life example of an optical phenomenon that demonstrates rectilinear propagation of light passing through a small hole (same as pinhole camera). He also took us to the temple's museum. Last but certainly not least, we worshipped "Phra Kaew Don Tao", Lampang's famous emerald Buddha carved from a greenish jade found in a watermelon (according to legend of Miss Suchada). Finally, I bought a model of the pagoda, since my zodiac is ox.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • G2Kpauly
    Melbourne, Australia3,398 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed walking around and trying different foods at this night market. It was a typical night market but I always enjoy.
    Written 20 November 2023
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  • Jeep
    1,348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • TGSA
    Udon Thani, Thailand454 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not too far out of Lampang city, I love Chedi's, these were fantastic to see, very nice early in the morning, no crowds!
    Written 21 November 2020
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  • Jeep
    1,348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We heard of the temple when listened to Lampang's history at Museum Lampang, so we asked our guide to take us there. Our guide told us that the temple received "award of merit" from UNESCO in 2008. The 1350 years old (approximately) temple has witnessed and took part in many significant events of the city and the kingdom such as founding of an ancient city "Khelang Nakhon" (about 1350 years ago), united with Lanna kingdom and became the center of the city (about 700 years ago), occupied by Burma (about 450 years ago), reconquest of the city from Burma (about 200 years ago), and was the place where the first city pillar of Lampang established (about 160 years ago).

    At the time when we visited, the temple was serene (due to Covid pandemic?) and well-maintained. Highlight of the temple is "The hall of thousand Buddhas", an old open-air gorgeous wooden hall in a combination of Lanna-Burmese-Chinese architecture style. Inside the hall, there are 4 sitting Buddha statues face all 4 directions and 1080 votive tablets decorated around its inner wall (that's why it got the name).
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • jajavalB
    Lampang, Thailand3,802 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I strolled on sunday evening of february, when the climate changed a lot with unusual heat at this moment. This temple was claimed to be biggest golden teak monastery in town. Built to be Indra God 's palace with burmese arts both interiors and outsides. There were Buddha statue in myanmar style. It's quite peaceful , door opens ftom 8:00am to 18:00 .
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Michael G
    Lampang, Thailand368 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    These temples are just incredible pieces of art you do not have to be religious to appreciate them just amazing
    Written 11 February 2020
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  • TGSA
    Udon Thani, Thailand454 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice temple in the city of Lampang. quite small but nice. Interesting Chedi inside the complex, interesting buildings
    Written 21 November 2020
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  • jajavalB
    Lampang, Thailand3,802 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This white rooster statute is a big one on the highway heading north before entering the city. Taking picture there is a good start to beginn journey at this tranquil city, I start exploring the nearby Kaad Muan Jai, ceramic center where I can select local products.
    Written 12 August 2018
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  • TGSA
    Udon Thani, Thailand454 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a great old bridge, loved it. And around there, nice wall art, just so interesting to spend some time there!
    Written 21 November 2020
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  • jajavalB
    Lampang, Thailand3,802 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This outlet is at Doi Prabat area, on the superhighway to Phrae province. In the outlet, there is small exhibition about Indra ceramic factory and its founder's history. There is also display about its well known products. There is also small cafe and snack shop and souvenirs shop. Paking place is available. there is miniatures of Lampang tourist attractions,eg.Ratchadapisek curved white bridge,lignite MaeMoh electrical powerplant, tower clock in the citycenter.etc.
    Written 12 July 2020
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