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Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Lampang

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Unlike many of Thailand's other highly revered temples, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang has been preserved in its original state. It was built in the 15th century on the site of a fortress that had guarded the road to the city. Admire the ornate architecture, murals, and reliefs carved in the wood. According to legend, Buddha once visited this temple and gifted a strand of hair, which is kept in the temple's main pagoda. The complex also includes three small museums boasting a collection of various relics. A couple of stalls on site sell refreshments and souvenirs. Use our Lampang vacation trip planner to visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang on your trip to Lampang, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Budget-friendly accommodations in Lampang abound, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses. A lot of these represent good value and offer basic, clean rooms in conveniently central locations, perfect as jumping-off points for your travels. Do temper your expectations a bit, as many of these hotels are family-run and may not have English-speaking managers. Phone ahead, since some hotels may be fully booked due to popularity.
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  • Lovely Wat that is used by artists but very crowded with tourist being disrespectful. Well preserved murals & carved wood. There are horse drawn carriages in front of the Wat for hire. A must visit in...  more »
  • This place is open 7.30 A.M.- 5.00 P.M.and about 20 kms.away from the city.If you are a solo traveller and have no car ,please ensure that you have suitable transportation to go and back because there...  more »
  • From Chiang Mai take Lampang direction but 12 km before Lampang turn right ( big sign on the road) Incontestably one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. Its beautiful as it is simple. All surro...  more »
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  • Historical buddhist temple in Lampang, good to visit for praying or make merit
  • Wat Phratad Lampang Luang is one of the most attractive Temple, both Thai and also the foreigner should be visited one in our life time.
  • Old and big temple, awesome, maintained in a good way. Reserved lots of old manners, a special tower which prohibits woman, very old and beautiful temple.
  • Very interesting wat that is unique in Thailand due to the defense walls.
  • A very old and important temple built as a royal temple of the principality of Lampang a few centuries ago. This is an important place of worship for those who were born in the zodiac year of cow.