Author Archives: Frans Betgem

Chiang Saen: Wat Phrathat Pha Ngao

Chiang Saen: Wat Phrathat Pha Ngao Table of Contents Monks at the viewpoint Beautiful temple with great views There is surprisingly little information about this fascinating temple. Wat Phrathat Pha Ngao (วัดพระธาตุผาเงา) is a Buddhist temple, less than 10 km from Chiang Saen. The temple offers spectacular views over the Mekong River and Laos. It […]

Lampang: Wat Mon Puyak

Lampang: Wat Mon Puyak Table of Contents Wat Mon Puyak: introduction Wat Mon Puyak (วัดม่อนปู่ยักษ์) is another Burmese/Shan-style temple, located not far from Wat Mon Chamsin. Shan people founded this temple in 1899. Almost one hundred years later the Fine Arts Department registered this temple (1998), an acknowledgment that the temple is an “ancient monument”. […]