Category Archives: Buddhist temples

Wat Doi Suthep, the must-see temple

Golden Chedi of Wat Doi Suthep

Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai’s most famous temple Wat Doi Suthep is without a doubt Chiang Mai’s most famous temple, located on the mountain called Doi Suthep.  It is a sacred site to many Thai people. The temple is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the city of Chiang Mai. From the temple, impressive views of […]

Wat Sang Kaew Photiyan Chiang Rai

Wat Sang Kaew Photiyan statues

Wat Sang Kaew Photiyan Wat Sang Kaew Photiyan is located at Morn Sang Kaew mountain, near Pah Treung village, Mae Suay district. It’s about 50 km south of Chiang Rai. The monk Kruba Ariya Chart initiated the construction of the temple on May 9, 2006 (2550 B.E.). Sang Kaew Phothiyan translates as, “A lotus that sprout and […]

Wat Loi Kroh

Wat Loi Kroh

Wat Loi Kroh is located on Loi Kroh Road 65. It was previously known as Wat Roikoh or Hoikoh. The temple was constructed in the year 1456 (2000 B.E,) during the reign of King Kue Na, the 6th king of the Mengrai Dynasty. The Lan Na or Lanna Kingdom , also known as Lannathai, was an Indianized state centered in present-day Northern Thailand from the 13th […]

Wat Sun Pa Yang Luang

Wat Sun Pa Yang Luang Wat Sun Pa Yang Luang (วัดสันป่ายางหลวง) is located just north of the moat of old Lamphun. Don’t expect anything old in this temple. Most of the structures have been built within the last 20 years. It is nevertheless a spectacular temple with a very interesting history. I met the very […]

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