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Phra That Pha Ngao Temple in Chiang Rai,Thailand

Phra That Pha Ngao located at Wiang, Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai. The name of the temple comes from the name of Phra That Pha Shadow. Located on a large rock As for the word “Pha shadow”, it means the shadow of a cliff. This large stone is like a pagoda. When the sun shines through the rocks, creating a large shadow. The villagers therefore call it Phra That Pha Ngao, but in the old days, the temple was formerly known as Wat Sop Kham, which is located on the banks of the Mekong River. Causing the temple to be blown down, almost all of the temples The faculty then built a new temple that was far from the same place. Inside the temple there are 3 Phra That Phra That Pha Shadow, located on the top of the cliff. Next is Phra That Chom Chan. Only the remains of the pagoda about 5 meters high in that area, the temple built a church. Next to Phra That Chom Chan up to the top of the mountain. The location of Phra That Chet Yot Which remains only 5 meters high base remains. The temple has built a large Buddha’s relics Buddha vision Chedi covering the Phra That. But still see the remains of Phra That Chet Yot in the Chedi.

In the year 1976 (2519), a new area of ​​the temple has been adjusted. So a large tree stump was excavated and ancient bricks were found. When the bricks were removed, they found a mask to block them. When he lifted the mask and found the Buddha image An archaeological expert has analyzed that it is probably about 700 – 1,300 years old, so called the excavated Buddha image that Luang Pho Pha Ngao San Nithan that this temple is probably the important temple of the old city. Discover Was built under the large Buddha image Probably concealing fear of theft from antique artifacts

How to get there:

Just 4 kilometers along the Chiang Saen-Chiang Khong Road is, Phra That Pha Ngao, a bell-shaped stupa sitting on stone. The chapel nearby enshrines several ancient Chiang Saen-style Buddha statues. Be prepared to witness unique and spectacular views of Chiang Saen, Mekong River, and the neighboring Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

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