The must " WAT " in Lamphun city

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Wat Kukut is part of the Wat Chamthewi Temple. It's probably the oldest building in the compound. The chedi is unique as there are many statues standing in the many rows of alcoves. Truly a quiet wat to visit. the square chedi is the only one in northern Thailand. It is very elegant with 60 well maintained statues. The temple ground is serene with flowers in full bloom. Inside the viharn, the mural paintings tell the story of the queen, mother of the King of Lamphun and King of Lampang. A temple which worth a good visit. It has historical significance and is one of the oldest temples in Lamphun. You can walk around the outside or go inside- where there are beautiful murals on the walls.


Wat Phra tat Haripunchai;this is Lamphun’s biggest, oldest and most attractive temple compound. Haripunchai was the name of the city and the Mon Kingdom that ruled this part of northern Thailand from the 9th to 13th centuries. The towering gilded chedi, the temple’s main feature, dates from the mid-15th century, but was built over the original one from 897. Other buildings went up in the compound from 1044, but these have been replaced by those standing today. These include a few temples, a hallway housing a Reclining Buddha, monastic quarters, a gong tower and an enormous Buddha footprint. Several other chedis also stand in the yard, usually white. One, however, the 15th century Suwanna Chedi, is a tall, thin, brick pyramid of diminishing tiers in the Mon style, inspired by those in Wat Ku Kut. Beside the main gilded chedi stands the temple library, on a red stone foundation three meters high. There’s a ticket booth at the wat’s main entrance, but they are not very insistent and most visitors ignore it,. There are also several other entrances with no booths. Parts of the compound around the main chedi require the removal of footwear.


Wat Mahawan is located at Chamthevi road Muaeng district, Lamphun province. Perched aside a road running parallel to the old city walls on the west side of town is WatMahawan. The several centuries-old temple was constructed in 657 during the time of the founding queen of Haripunchai, Queen Chamthewi. After the hermit Wa-Suthep had created Haripunchai, the queen ruled as the first queen of Haripunchai territory. In the time she also brought two important Buddha images from Lawo (Lopburi) i.e. Phra Kaew Khao and Phra Sila Dum. Hence,she decided to build Wat Mahawan for monks’ living place.  Enshrined inside is a beautiful statue given to the temple by the queen - PhraSila Dum or the statue of a Nak Prok, decorated with mythical serpents overhead. But PhraKaewKhao was brought to enshrine at Wat Chiang Man at Chiang Mai province by the King Mengrai of Lanna territory.

The highlight of the temple is PhraSila Dum or Phra Rod Luang, which was enshrined in the Vihan. In the past, a hermit used it as the model for creating votive tablets. The local population found its marvel after they had worshiped this votive tablet so it’s very famous among amulet collectors. The meditating Buddha image was carved from black stone. Now it serves as respectable Buddha image of Lamphun province. Moreover, the ladder with the Naga decoration is also famous and aesthetic among other architectures.

It opens daily from 8.00 to 16.30. For more information, please contact +66 535 352 42