Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Lamphun

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  • Pretty much the whole night and day by day is very hot but because gold pagoda RA yiya shimmer is the oldest temple of lamphun to night it's pretty identical. Kafka are will go after the lasted because it was not too hot.
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  • We did a morning trip to Lamphun on our scooter to visit this temple. It was worth the ride. Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is a very beautiful temple in a small, charming setting as the population of Lam...  more »
  • This temple is the main wat in Lamphun and arguably one of the most beautiful in the North of Thailand. I first visited this wat 11 years ago but the whole complex has now been renovated and all the h...  more »
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  • A nice temple with one or two interesting buildings. Most of the temple is shoes off, however there is an area where you can use slippers that are provided gratis for your walk around. Car parking facilities are very limited. However if you visit early in the day you will be able to find a close enough parking spot.
  • When I was visited here, I just really realized that why our neiborhood countries around here call this land for "Su-van-na-phoom", mean the golden land. All of Pagoda, really made from Gold, Really impressive, really beautiful. The Ancient people made such ultimate premium contruction for showing the highest to the Lord Buddha.
  • There are many very beautiful Buddhist temples in Thailand and Northern Thailand has more than it's fair share. One of my absolute favourite Thai Buddhist temples is Wat Phra That Hariphunchai in Lamphun city, of Lamphun province. I prefer to think of Lamphun as the Ancient kingdom of Hariphunchai. A Kingdom that lasted from approximately the 8th to the 13th Century CE. The Kingdom was at it's birth ruled over by the legendary Queen Chamadevi of Hariphunchai. The grounds that War Phra That Hariphunchai sits on where at the time of Queen Chamadevi the grounds of the Royal Palace and legend says that her personal chambers were located where the great Chedi of Wat Phrathat Hariphunchai is now located. Lamphun itself is only 30 Kilometres from Chaing Mai, so it is easy to visit by train, bus or even on a bicycle.
  • History of Wat Phra That Hariphunchai Woramahawiharn Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is one of the first class royal temples located on the heart of Lampun Province, only about 100 meters from the city hall, t is next to Attharod Road in the North, and Rob MunagNai Road in the East, Chaimongkon Road in the South and Intayongyod Road in the West. Wat Phra That Hariphunchai used to be King Athittayarat's palace. He was the 33rd monarch who was the successor of Queen Chamathewi. In the palace compound, there has been 2 layers of walls, the inner and the outer walls. Later, he offered his palace to be Buddhist monastery. After being a monastery the outer wall was demolished and there were a couple of lion sculptures with open mouths next to the east door. Within the inner wall there is Phra That Haripunchai Pagoda, which contain the holy relic of the Lord Buddha. This pagoda is one of the eight most important pagodas in Thailand classified by Krom Praya Damrongrajanupab in terms of the fact that it was built before any other pagodas in Thai Lanna territory.
  • main monastary and modt important temple in the city center of Lamphun
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