Wat Phra That Chaw Hae

Resting place of sacred Buddha relics

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What we say: 4 stars

Located nine kilometres out of town in Chaw Hae district, this temple is highly revered by Buddhists from all over Thailand.

Its gilded chedi, built in the Chiang Saen style, is said to house the hair and left elbow relics of the Lord Buddha himself. Aside from the sacred chedi, the viharn contains many beautiful murals and Buddha images, and really should not be missed.

If you time things just right, the Phra That Chaw Hae Fair is held annually in March, and is sure to draw large crowds of Thais from all over the north and beyond.

If you have your own transport or are willing to pay for a songthaew, this temple is worth your time.

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9km outside Phrae
http://www.watphrathatchohae.com
How to get there: The temple is 9km from town, straight down Cho Hae Road. To catch a songthaew, start walking west down Chaw Hae and you’re bound to find one that is headed in the right direction. Songthaews regularly make the trip to and from Chaw Hae, and should cost somewhere around 40 baht.
Last updated: 12th March, 2012

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