Wat Phrathatsrijomtong Temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Phra That Si Chom Thong Temple (Wat Phrathatsrijomtong Temple) is one of the most sacred Buddhist chedis in Chiang Mai as it enshrines Buddha’s relics and the temple where it is located also has a ancient history, dated back to the mid 14th century. Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Worawihan, formerly known as Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong, is located on Chiang Mai-Hot Road, Village No. 2, Ban Luang Subdistrict, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province. 58 kilometers from the city of Chiang Mai.

Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong, Worawihan It is a third-class royal temple in Worawihan since 1963. Located on a mound of about 10? Meters high, it has been known since Doi Chom Thong in the past. It is a temple built in the 20th century, but from the artistic characteristics of the various buildings within the temple appear to be the style of art in the period after the 24th century, which is the period of the Chiang Mai Revival era.

In the royal temple of Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Is the place of worship of Phra Thaksin Moleathat The Phra That, the right head of the Lord Buddha About the size of a corn kernels The base is round, smooth, white, like zucchini flower color, or the color of dry Pikul flower. According to legend? Ashoka the Great Is the one who enshrined at Doi Chom Thong since 218 BC to the present. The relics are contained in the 5-story urn which is located inside the Chaturamuk Temple. Brick and mortar building With a square base Resembling a pagoda, 4 meters wide and 8 meters high, according to the history that was built by Phra Dilok Panadda Thirat or Phra Muang Kaew, King of Mangrai Dynasty The ruler of Chiang Mai in the year 2060.

Inside the temple that is Thai style temple that have gable-shaped, gilded, beautiful. This is created in the era of Chao Khun Suwan Moli (Suwan Boromathat Administration), originally, inside the temple, there are three Buddhist statues built of wood carvings The principal Buddha image in the Ubosot is a Buddha’s posture. Which is different from the general temple in Lanna At the entrance of the chapel, buried sacred things according to Lanna tradition. Therefore do not allow ladies to go up to the temple Inside, there are wall paintings showing the legend of Phra That Si Chom Thong and images of angels in different layers.

The Tripitaka Hall was built during the reign of Chao Khun Suwan Moli. (Suwan Boromathat Administration) behind the temple Is a two-story, half-timbered building for storing the Tripitaka Maburana, about 1991, and completed in 1993, Phra Kru Suwittayamam.

BRIWAL Pagoda (Phra That Noi) was unknown when it was built. It is assumed that around 300 years of age has been told that it was built by Burmese people. When ruling Chiang Mai The art is Mon-Burmese. Built to be paired with a large pagoda For balance Inside contains many sacred things. But did not contain the relics inside.

Tetrahedron Building been accord in history that the temple was built by King Dilok Panadda Thirat or Phra Muang Kaew King of the Mangrai Dynasty The ruler of Chiang Mai in the year 2060, inside the temple there is a mandapa, which enshrines the relics. In which the relics were imported into the golden urn located inside the castle With Luang Pho Phet as the principal Buddha image in the temple (Replicated from a real person at Tha Luang Temple Phichit Province) and there are antiques such as Buddha images, silver, gold of the treasury, which was given by King Dara Rasamee during the reign of King Rama 5, such as the case inlaid with ivory diamonds, silver.

Location Address: 157 The royal houses. The royal houses. Chom Thong, Chiang Mai.
Phone: 053-341-725, 053-826-869

How to get there:

  • From Chiang Mai city, take Highway 108 to Chom Thong district. The same route as to Doi Inthanon but when reaching Doi Inthanon intersection, don’t have to turn. Go a little longer, the temple is on the left hand side. The simple conclusion is that from Chiang Mai Follow the Chiang Mai – Hot Road. Go straight, only 58 kilometers. Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Worawihan on the left.

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