Sights & Attractions
DailyOperating time: 07.00 - 18.00
Amphoe Ngao, Lampang
Category : Other religious & spiritural sites
Attraction Details :
The Chao Pho Pratu Pha Shrine is about 50 kilometres from town on the Lampang-Ngao road near Km. 650 marker. Stacks of offering can be seen around the site and the shrine is considered sacred. Road-users passing by usually honk their car horns or set off firecrackers as a sigh of respect. Legend has it that Chao Pho Pratu Pha was a great warrior of the Lampang ruler. He once fought Burmese invaders to block their advance at Pratu Pha and died fighting with his two swords still in his hands and his body still leaning against the hillside. The attackers were so frightened that they withdrew. To honour the brave warrior, the people build the shrine which has since become a sacred and revered place of worship.
How to get there :
It is around 50 kilometre from Lampang town on the Lampang-Ngao Road between Km 649 and 650 on the right.