Photo: Corn hung to dry in a village outside Lampang.

Wat Phrakaewdontao

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Home to a large gold-covered stupa, this attractive wat is set on a slight rise and surrounded by fish ponds.

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It probably originally dates from the Haripunchai era and is one of several Thai temples to have been an earlier home of the Emerald Buddha, of Bangkok’s Wat Phra Kaew fame. Further prestige is added to the wat due to the stupa reportedly containing one of Buddha’s hairs. There’s a large main hall with a reclining Buddha statue as well as a small museum housing Lanna artefacts. If you’re getting templed-out you could always have a coffee in the car park and feed the fish, but best not to miss this prestigious wat on any Lampang temple tour.

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Wat Phrakaewdontao
Wat Phrakaew Rd, Lampang
Daily 08:00-17:00
Admission: Free

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