Sights & Attractions
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 17.00
Amphoe Ko Kha, Lampang
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
Some 20 kilometres to the southwest of town in Ko Kha district is Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, a paradigm of temple building of Lanna. The temple itself is prominently sited on a hillock surrounded by wall. The entrance arches, called Pratu Khong, is adorned with fine plaster designs. The wall-less main Vihan houses a bronze Buddha statue called the Phra Chao Lan Thong. To the back is a golden Chedi in Lanna architectural style containing a Holy Relic. Also in the back is another Vihan with beautiful murals on wooden walls, said to be the oldest in the North. The temple also has a large collection of ancient wooden utensils.
How to get there :
Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang is located in Tambon Lampang Luang, around 18 kilometre from town. Take the Lampang-Thoen Road and turn at Km 586 toward the Ko Kha District Office. Then, turn right for 2 kilometre and take an entrance turn for 1 kilometre. A blue bus service to the temple is available in town on Rop Wiang Road.