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Wat Uppakhut

Wat Uppakhut

Location : Mueang District  Wat Uppakhut is on Tha Pae Road, Chang Klan Sub-district, Mueang District, Chiang Mai. The temple was built with the permission of the Sangkha Actof 1902 (B.E. 2445). The Uppakhut history book stated that the temple was built by a couple who were very poor. The two made a living in farming and small trading. One day, they offered part of their little income to a novice monk who happened to be Phra Uppakhut in disguise. Phra Uppakhut was a holy noble Sangkha who received a prophecy from the Buddha for him to represent him and care for the religi...
May 9, 2014

Huay Tueng Tao

Location : Mae Rim District  Huay Tueng Tao is the beautiful lake and public park a few kilometres north of Chiang Mai City. The development of the area was inspired by His Majesty the King following his visit to Chiang Mai in 1980. Lake is is a manmade reservoir. The road circling the lake, is about three kilometres long. If you like, bring your own food but there are several nice restaurants where you can eat at very reasonable price. Huay Tung Tao is one of the locals&rs...

May 9, 2014

Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong

Location : Chom Thong District  Wat Phra That Si Chom Tong is the mixture of Burmese-style and Lanna style that was built in 1451. The viharn was built to a cross-shaped floor plan. The tastefully arranged, gilded wood carvings on the side gables, cornices and portals, as well as the ornamentation of the teak columns and beams inside, are of outstanding artistic quality. The viharn also contains a richly decorated altar in the Burmese style with two equally ornate tusks and...


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