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Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Lampang

(4.6/5 based on 200 reviews on the web)
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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  • Overall architecture is Lanna style while the chedi is of Sukhothai style. Temple was occupied by Burmese where they were being defeated by a infiltrated Thai. 
  • En route to Chiang mai (every time) we must always go along here to bid. It is a very old temple with a whole aprt style. Man say that this temple has a magical out themselves. There you felt so, even if you're there.
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  • Interesting templeand pagoda, all in great shape. Nice to take your time to soak in the ancient culture stories. Please read about this area before you go if you do not have a guide.If you go just to ...  more »
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  • A large temple complex with lots of different areas to see. The small emerald Buddha is quite special but the highlight is the camera obscura that shows an image of the golden stupa.Easy to go there by scooter or bicycle from Lampang.
  • Beautiful Temple. I'm very impressed.
  • The most importang temple in Lumpang. Make sure you don't miss it!!
  • A large temple complex with lots of different areas to see. The small emerald Buddha is quite special but the highlight is the camera obscura that shows an image of the golden stupa. Make sure you don't miss it.
  • Not much to add, but if you enjoy older temples you have to visit was