Sights & Attractions
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 17.00
Amphoe Ko Kha, Lampang
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
Some 20 kilometers 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 walls. The entrance arches, called Pratu Khong, is adorned with fine plaster designs. The wall-less main vihan (ordination hall) houses a bronze Buddha statue called the Phra Chao Lan Thong. At the end of vihan (ordination hall) is a place where golden chedi in Lanna architectural style containing a Holy Relic situated. Also in the back of the temple, there is another vihan (ordination hall) 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 kilometers 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.