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Wat Si Khom Kham, Phayao City

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Wat Si Khom Kham is a Buddhist temple in Phayao town, Phayao Province, Thailand. The temple hosts the largest Chiang Saen era Buddha statue in the country. Wat Si Khom Kham is located on the shores of Phayao Lake.HistoryThe founding of Wat Si Khom Kham dates to sometime in the 12th century. The present structure was completed in 1923. The central large Buddha statue was cast during the years 1491 to 1524.Architecture and artThe temple's wihan hosts a high, wide Buddha statue (Phra Chao Ton Luang) in the angular local style of the 15th and 16th centuries. Surrounding the wihan are 38 Buddha heads, some cast in the local Phayao pink sandstone, dating from the 14th century.Another temple wihan has been built on stilts over the lake. It hosts murals painted by Thai artist Angkarn Kalayanapong. The murals are in Lanna style with some contemporary features.MythologyLegend has it that the site for Wat Si Khom Kham was chosen by the Buddha himself. While he was seeking shelter from the sun, a tree grew miraculously on this spot from a seed planted by a bird.
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  • This is a wonderful temple and a must to visit, but remember to dress respectfully. There are Buddha statues where Buddhists attach gold foil to. Watch and see how its done. There is a massive Buddha ...  more »
  • I hoped to come here for long time ago, and finally I got it. Very interesting story when the "Phra Chao Ton Luang" was built. I was so happy to came here.  more »
  • A few 100 metres outside the city center to the northwest, Wat Si Khom Kham is situated at the Kwan Phayao (lake). As a visitor you immediately feel and enjoy the peaceful, quiet and calm athmosphere ...  more »
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  • โบสถ์งาม สวย สงบ The lamp or the temple Wat Phra Sri God their king royal temples belong to the Maha Nikai ordinary floor council of God enshrined within the temple was the president of his own Highway built in the reign of King Phaya top of the order of the 10 Chiang Rai Dynasty Mengrai.
  • You can see the lots of thai ceremony
  • This is Buddhist temple, and Thai people come here to pray.
  • This is Buddhist temple, speciale are the sculptures in the garden
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