Category Archives: Temples

Lampang’s Horse Carriages

Lampang is the only town in Thailand that still has horse carriages as a means of transportation and hence has acquired the nickname of Muang Rot Ma (Horse Car City). Advertisements

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Wat Sri Chum, Lampang

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Out of all of Lampang’s numerous temples, Wat Sri Chum is my favourite not only because of its charm and Burmese architectural style, but also because of my past associations with this temple – the abbot, monks and teachers in … Continue reading

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The Last Burmese Abbot of Wat Sri Chum

During the early ‘80s, I had the opportunity to interview the Burmese Abbot of Wat Sri Chum in Lampang (Northern Thailand) – U Pyinya Wuntha – on several occasions.

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Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

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Wat Pra That Lampang Luang (Thai: วัดพระธาตุลำปางหลวง) is an early Lanna-style (Northern Thai) Buddhist temple, possibly the oldest religious structure in existence today in Thailand. Locally known as Wat Lampang Luang, this temple complex is located in the northern Thai … Continue reading

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Wat Mahawan, Chiang Mai

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Wat Mahawan is a medium size wat (temple) that originates from at least the 17th century when Chiang Mai came under Burmese occupation. The buildings that make up this temple are an interesting mixture of both Lanna Thai and Burmese … Continue reading

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