Wat Phra That Lampang Luang


Some 20 kilometres to the southwest of town in Ko Kha district is Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, a paradigm of temple building of Lanna. The temple itself is prominently sited on a hillock surrounded by a wall. The entrance arche, called Pratu Khong, is adorned with fine plaster designs. The wall-less main Wihan houses a bronze Buddha statue called the Phra Chao Lan Thong. To the back is a golden Chedi in Lanna architectural style containing a Holy Relic. Also in the back is another Wihan with beautiful murals on wooden walls, said to be the oldest in the north. The temple also has a large collection of ancient wooden utensils.

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