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Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Lamphun

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Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is a Buddhist temple in Lamphun, Thailand. The temple's origins date from the 11th century but the central stupa is thought to originate in the 9th century.HistoryWat Phra That Hariphunchai's earliest origins were in 897 when the then king of Hariphunchai is said to have built a stupa (now the central stupa) to house a hair of the Buddha. The present compound, founded by Hariphunchai King Athitayarai, dates from 1044.The temple was first rebuilt in 1443 by King Tilokaraja of Lanna kingdom Chiang Mai. The temple's pyramid-shaped Chedi Suwanna was built in 1418. In the 1930s temple renovations were made by the northern Thai monk Khru Ba Sriwichai.ArchitectureThe restoration of 1443 enlarged and enhanced the central stupa, including the incorporation of repousse Buddha images on bronze sheets affixed to the stupa bell element (anda). These repousse Buddhas are indicative of the Lanna Early Classic period.The unusual pyramid-shaped Chedi Suwanna in the northwest of the compound is in the Dvaravati style of the Haripunchai period and believed to be modeled on similar stupas at nearby Wat Chama Thewi (Wat Kukut).Wat Phra That Hariphunchai's wihan houses a 15th-century Lanna Buddha. Near the wihan is a library of 19th-century origin. The library's staircase features naga images. Also near the wihan is a large bronze gong, purportedly the world's largest. The gong dates from 1860.
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  • Travel by motorcycle from Lampang, Chiang Mai City against the apprentice. The time interval of your case with your departure to find out what new challenges do traveling approximately one hour from Lampang to worship the relics at lamphun city, because younger generations say the relics annual r. Ye well worth the trip. Reaching around the relics, cool, calm, it is not modestly dressed who have covered area. Sarong intended samai to worship inside. The surrounding area is very beautiful. The relics on the golden sand, eyes need sun light in the morning. The weather is not very hot body. Peace of mind and readiness to Fortune before travelling to Chiang Mai city before.
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  • Beautiful temple to the color purple. Gigantic gong and library in height for the protection of the manuscripts against rodents. Do not overlook the viharn. Possibility to park in the temple through the back and you will avoid the rights of entry.
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  • Beautiful temple who himself is a stop worth the most definitely for everyone South of Chiang Mai with the Rollwr. On the way back to Chiang Mai, it is recommended to take the H106. Here, you can go on a beautiful tree-lined by rows of giant trees.
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