Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang

This monastery is the most important one in Lampang, located in Tambon Lampang Luang, AmphoeKo Kha, 18 kms. from the township area, housing Pra Kaew Don Tao Buddha Image whose lap width is 6.50 inches, and overall height from the base to topknot is 8 inches. The base in made of flat-piece gold weighing a litter over 285 grams while the head wear is of golden crown with ornament made in the form of necklace weighing 105 grams.
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The temple buildings seen today were built in the fifteenth century, and one of the reasons for the temple's popularity is the relatively pure state of all the temple buildings. Unlike most of the temples in Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang hasn't been 'improved' to conform to modern Thai ideas about temples. The courtyard is still filled with sand, and the huge main wiharn (prayer hall) is still open on all sides.

To enter the temple, you must pass a pair of guardian lions and climb the naga stairway up to the massive main gate. The main prayer hall, the Wiharn Luang, stands close inside the main entrance. The wiharn is open on all four sides, forming a huge covered hall. Sturdy columns support the roof. The columns are finished in black lacquer and stenciled with gold leaf designs.

Something special in Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang.
• Bronze Buddha statue, called the Phra Chao Lan Thong.
• Golden Chedi in Lanna architectural style, containing a Holy Relic
• Wihan with beautiful murals on the wooden walls, said to be the oldest in the North and the fine collection of ancient wooden utensils
• The entrance arches, called Pratu Khong, which is adorned with fine plaster designs

k at the Emerald Buddha, you're better advised to visit Wat Phra Kaeo in Chiang Rai, where they have a recently made copy in a beautiful setting. However, there is a beautiful 400 year old scripture library in amongst the museums that is worth a look. Travel thailand Amazing Thailand