Wat Chong Kham

Wat Chong Kham, Mae Hong Son

Wat Chong Kham
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,551 contributions
Pretty Burmese-Style Wat
Nov 2019 • Couples
Mae Hong Son is a pretty upland town which sees a steady flow of visitors. One of its must-see attractions is the pretty lakeside wats in the centre of town. They are often said to be 'Burmese' in style, but as far as I can gather, this actually means in the manner of Shan wats from the troubled nation's Shan State.

What you find here is markedly different from a Thai wat. It is more like a sprawling teak house filled with pillars, mounted deer's heads, statues, votives, wall calendars and other assorted bric-a-brac. From outside you see tiered roofs, golden chedis and delicate metal fretwork. It's definitely worth seeing.
Written November 29, 2019
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Chuck B
Steilacoom, WA813 contributions
Split Personality
Nov 2019 • Friends
Two things really stand out about this wat. The thrill of seeing it all lit up backdropping the lake at night. And the truly fascinating small doll and pictograph museum with a striking artistic Buddha in the foyer (I also enjoyed the copacetic kitty sitting on the floor which started purring as soon as I touched it. Ignore the “no women” sign. Other than that, the wat is standard modernistic Thai boring.
Written November 2, 2019
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216spring
Udon Thani, Thailand567 contributions
Day and Night
Aug 2019
Nice temple with elegant stupa, you must visit in the day and return at night for a better view. Take a short walk to across the lake to gain a full picture of all the structures.
Written August 16, 2019
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sandgrownun18
Blackpool, UK242 contributions
Beautiful at night
Jan 2019
This temple viewed across the lake is beautiful, particularly at nigt when it is illuminated. Inside it is nice, but nothing special.
Written January 28, 2019
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chefemil
austin texas28 contributions
A special place
Oct 2018
By all means when you are in Mae Hong Son this is a place to visit. It is a very modest temple compared to those in Chaing Mai but houses a marvelous collection of Burmese reverse painted glass panels telling the story of the life of Buddha. Well worth the visit.
Written December 2, 2018
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Neil D
460 contributions
Beautiful by day and night
Nov 2018 • Solo
This temple is next to the lake, it looks beautiful on a day time and nighttime it is lit up and looks equally amazing.
Written November 24, 2018
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Steve M
Mae Hong Son, Thailand220 contributions
Well worth a visit
Sep 2018 • Solo
An older style of temple opposite the lake. Interesting place to visit also they have English writing explaining what the building is your viewing so you can get to know a bit of the history
Written October 11, 2018
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owlesey
Kaiapoi, New Zealand852 contributions
Pretty at night
Jun 2018 • Friends
I have seen many temples over Asia and this one right by the lake in center of Mae Hong Son to me was nothing special but did look pretty lit up at night while walking around the lake.
Written June 17, 2018
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BoganInParasite
Pua, Thailand1,032 contributions
Okay But Inconsistent Signage
Mar 2018 • Couples
The Thai wife and I spent an hour here recently. It was nice to slowly wander around taking in the architecture and in the case of the wife, making merit. I particularly enjoyed reading the various signs with historical notes but as is the case in many places in Thailand, there were signs in Thai only, no English language translation. You often get the feeling of missing out on interesting detail.
Written March 27, 2018
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Bonngourmet
Bonn, Germany654 contributions
Nice temple and a small museum inside
Jan 2018 • Couples
This is a nice temple, situated at the lake within Mae Hong Son. Inside is a small museum (admission free, open until 6 pm) showing interesting 19th century wooden sculptures. Nice atmosphere at night.
Written January 19, 2018
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