Wat Sri Chum

Wat Sri Chum

Interesting Burmese-style wat

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Wat Sri Chum is the largest Burmese-style wat in Thailand and until a tragic fire in 1992 was considered to be the most impressive one of its kind in the kingdom.
Travelfish says:

Construction of the original wat began in 1897; following the 1992 fire a large reconstruction was undertaken. According to a billboard at the temple, it was rumoured the fire was caused by a monk accidentally placing his blanket too close to an electric heater. Whatever the cause, the renovation resulted in an interesting small wat pleasant enough for a look around.

Unlike many Thai wats, this one boasts a lot of information in English, and if you’re lucky one of the resident monks will show you around the enclosure.

Transport information

The wat is on Sri Chum Road, a 10-minute walk south from the river just across the main Phaholyothin Road.

Contact details for Wat Sri Chum

Address: Sri Chum Rd, Lampang
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º29'59.43" E, 18º17'4.03" N
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Admission: Free

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Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.

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