Wat Phaya Wat

Wat Phaya Wat, Nan: Address, Wat Phaya Wat Reviews: 4.5/5

Wat Phaya Wat
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Mark F
Renton, Washington, United States58 contributions
Ancient temple uncovered for the public
Sep 2018 • Couples
This temple (Wat) and chedi was recently opened to the public. My brother in-law who lives in Nan, Thailand didn't even know it was there until we stumbled upon it while seeking other temples to photograph. The Chedi is leaning precariously and the Wat was nicely adorned. If you like to see Wats, I recommend this as a must see in Nan, Thailand.
Written December 20, 2018
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Panchana S
Bangkok, Thailand74 contributions
A hidden gem.
Aug 2018 • Solo
On the way to Pratat Khaonoi, this old temple is a must. I really love the style, quiet ambience and rich decoration which is not so vivid as all the temple in the heart of the city. Very original and well reserve. Try to look at the details of the architectue and deciration, really interessting and original.
Written August 4, 2018
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,551 contributions
Richly Historic Wat
Jun 2017 • Couples
This wat has an attractive modern vihaan in a traditional Lanna style with red and gold coloured columns. There are also ceremonial textiles hanging from the ceiling. The main attraction inside the wat, however, is the large Mon-style seated Buddha which is said to have rain-summoning powers and a stylised Thai Walking Buddha statue carved from wood.

Outside there is a five-storey brick tower in a Mon style. It is one of few Mon-style chedis surviving anywhere in Thailand. It features rows of standing Buddhas in niches, all of them rendered in terracotta. This shows the final phase of Mon influence on Thai art, dating back something between 300 and 550 years, depending on who you believe.
Written June 27, 2017
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wolfgangrrohmann
Obertshausen, Germany16 contributions
Mon-style
Feb 2016 • Solo
from 6th to 12th century the Mon had several kingdoms in Thailand. But there are only a few Mon-Chedis left.
Wat Phaya Wat suggests, that the Mon were living in Nan,
before the Lao from Luang Prabang took over.
Since 100 years Nan belongs to Thailand
Written September 25, 2016
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Nemolai
Bangkok, Thailand39 contributions
Interesting new renovation
Nov 2015 • Solo
Wat Phaya wat looks like renovated recently and some very interesting "fusion" art can be found here.
Written November 4, 2015
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