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Amphoe Mueang, Nan
Wat Phrathat Khao Noi is located at a particularly significant historic site. The area is believed to have been the site of the ancient Pua town (also known as Woranakhon), founded by Phraya Phukha and governed by his adopted son, Chao Khunfong. The temple, which sits atop a hill, boasts beautiful vistas of verdant rice fields during the rainy season.
The construction of the Phrathat (or stupa) and Wihan (assembly hall) were completed in 1283. Inside the pagoda, it is believed that relics of the Lord Buddha are enshrined, the heart of the community’s faith. The architecture also showcases the great skill of Nan craftsmen, constructed in the Tai Lue style. The assembly hall is covered with two tiers of shingles, in a low, sloped Tia Chae shape. The entrance gate is of the Lan Xang style. The main Buddha image is in the local art style and there are mirrors are attached at the back of the image in accordance with Tai Lue beliefs.
The temple is situated at Ban Kaem, Mu 5, Woranakhon sub-district. To get there, take Highway No. 1256. Turn into the entrance of opposite Woranakhon School. Continue for 200 meters and turn left for another 200 meters.
The temple is open daily from 8.00 am-5.00 pm.