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Phrathat Hariphunchai Temple in Lamphun, Thailand

Wat (Temple) Phrathat Hariphunchai or วัดพระธาตุหริภุญชัยวรมหาวิหาร is at Mueang District, Chang Wat Lamphun, Thailand. The original address is 335 O Bo Cho Lamphun Ban Chambon Rd, Tambon Si Bua Ban, Amphoe Mueang Lamphun, Chang Wat Lamphun 51000. Temple have Open and Close time which is following: opens daily from 6 am until 6 pm but the museum has opens 6 days per week (closed on Mondays and Thai national holidays) from 9 am until 4 pm. Entrance fee are 20 Thai Baht per person (for foreigner).

Temple or Wat (In Thai name) is the place for people visit for pray and attractions. For foreigner this place will be good attraction for visits and take a look on Thai culture. The temple is located in the center of Lamphun town, on the East end of Inthayongyot road (Highway 106), on the West bank of the Kuang river. This temple have 22 sacred sites to walk around and take about one to two hours walk. Following as:

  1. The Grand Assembly Hall (Vihara Luang)
  2. Tripitaka Tower (Hor Dhamma)
  3. Sinaeru Mountain
  4. South west Corner (Moom Horadee), City Navel Hall (Sasue Mueang Vihara),
  5. Garuda riding Rahu (Rahu Song Khrut)
  6. The Buddha Hall
  7. The Hall of Phrabal Si Roi (Buddha’s footprints)
  8. Wat Phrathat Hariphunchai Museum
  9. The Hall of Phrachao Tanjai
  10. The Hall of Phrachao Panton
  11. The Hall of Phra Glak Gluea or Prachao Dang Dang
  12. Pathumvadee Pagoda
  13. The Hall of Phra Sai Yas
  14. Detention Center for Khrubachao Sriwichai, the Buddhist Saint of Lanna
  15. The Phrathat Replica (The pagoda containing Buddha’s relics)
  16. Payap Corner (The Hall of Phra Attaros)
  17. The Hall of Phra Kajjai (Lanna Phrachao Pum Paya)
  18. Issan (North East) Corner, Chiang Yan Pagoda
  19. The Hall of Phra Lawo
  20. Phrabarommatal Hariphunchai
  21. Kang Sadarn Tower
  22. Pang Saiyas (The reclining Buddha)
  23. Phrachao Thongthip

How to get there:

By Car:

  • The town of Lamphun is about 30 kilometers South of Chiang Mai, which takes around 30 minutes to reach by car. Most hotels in Chiang Mai will be able to assist in booking a private taxi.
  • catch a local bus from Chiang Mai to Lamphun, which takes around 1 hour then from downtown Lamphun, get there by samlor (three wheeled bicycle taxi) or tuk tuk.

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