Category Archives: Lamphun

Germany’s Contribution to Thailand’s Rail Network

On a recent visit to a private museum in Lamphun in northern Thailand, I stumbled upon a series of early 20th century photographs of the excavation of the Khun Tan rail tunnel. With permission, I re-shot them on a digital … Continue reading

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Saffron Coloured Robes: Buddhist Monks

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Location: Luang Prabang and Vientiane, Laos. Chiang Mai, Lampang and Lamphun, northern Thailand. Time: July 2011 – Rainy season, Buddhist Lent.

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Wat Phrathat Haripunchai (with Thai temple terms explained)

Wat Phrathat Haripunchai is one of the most famous (and most holy) temple complexes in northern Thailand. It is believed to have been founded by Queen Chamathewi in the grounds of her palace, sometime in the 8th century.

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Wat Phra Yuen at Lamphun

Wat Phra Yuen, located 1 km. east across the bridge over the Kuang River in front of Wat Phrathat Haripunchai,  is one of oldest temples in Northern Thailand.  Lamphun (formerly Haripunchai) is amongst the oldest cities in Thailand and predates … Continue reading

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