Wat Phra That Chom Chaeng

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Ian D
Phrae Province, Thailand41 contributions
Put this one on your must visit list
Feb 2019 • Friends
Ignore the map marker it is completely wrong.
The true location is 18.0760,100.19036

Well worth a visit because of the unusual figures depicting hell and inferno.
Very graphic (and sexually explicit) so maybe not suitable if you have young kids with you.
Written March 26, 2019
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Brian S
34 contributions
Peaceful and Serene
Feb 2018 • Solo
Worth making the effort to reach this Temple. Had the compound to myself save for the workers carrying out renovation, but not noisily. The Chedi outside the main compound looked very old, but still ageing well. Most interesting part was the colonnade of small figures on the approach, not something you would want to walk down in the dark! Happy to recommend this site.
Written February 27, 2018
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Mai pen rai
Zwalm, Belgium106 contributions
A must see in Phrae.
Jul 2016 • Family
Located some kms out of Phrae - best reached by motorbike you will find this beautiful temple - make a combination with the other temples in the neighbourhood or the nearby jungle and you will have a fantastic day.
Written August 7, 2016
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Felix F
Chiang Mai, Thailand304 contributions
I never get tired of visiting temples....
Jan 2016
This particular temple is old a little run down and under repair. It's off the beaten path too. Plenty to take in...I wish I could have a question and answer session with one of the monks there. The Hungry Ghosts were most interesting.
Written January 4, 2016
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rod_heather
Melbourne, Australia212 contributions
Hard to find, but a small treasure at the end
We had been to the more famous temple Wat chohae which was very busy and very impressive. This is another temple with history and it's roots in the past.
As usual for us we will stop at the bottom of the steps to go up the staircase on the hill to the top. This is a slight incline and small steps, so not too exhausting. The temple is showing some age and is in a forest, with some very good gardens around, the temple gate to one entrance is very ornate and is near to the reclining Buddha image.
We take lots of photos and there is always some interesting construction and Buddha images there. Best photos in morning or evening, unfortunately with our limited time we have to adapt to the heat and high light situations..
Recommend a stop as part of a local temple crawl.
Written May 24, 2012
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Arthurrvr
Marlborough, UK1,441 contributions
A 'forest' monastery with a number of fascinating large statues
Dec 2011 • Friends
Wat Phra That Chom Chaeng, aka Wat Phra That Jom Jang, is only a couple of kilometres beyond the much more famous Wat Phra That Cho Hae on the same 1022 road, around 10 kms to the east of Phrae City. Most visitors to Phrae will only get as far as Cho Hae but it is a pity as although Chom Chaeng is not nearly as opulent or well known, it has its own very distinctive and interesting character.
The wat is set amongst extensive woods though not far from Phrae airport so possibly not the most isolated in temples! However, Phrae's airport is not very busy and indeed we didn't hear any planes at all in the hour or so that we were at the temple. The trees lend a nice rural feel to the temple, a contrast to the more urban nature of the vast majority of Thai temples.
The main Buddha statue in the ubosot is fine, but what makes this temple different is the large number of tall statues all around. In particular a very tall standing Buddha statue which greets you as you come in through the gates, plus also a huge reclining Buddha statue set away from the main temple between the trees. There is also a tall 29 metre high golden coloured chedi which is reputed to house a strand of Buddha's hair. In addition there are a number of other large statues (including some large elephants and other animals), some looking more like Chinese style rather than more standard Thai style.
The temple was founded in 788 BE, ie late 13th Century CE - but I don't think any of the original buildings remain though there is some of an old brick chedi visible outside the main wall which certainly certainly looks very old, - as indeed does some of the gateways which are large and unusual, though more intact. Although on a small hill, because of the trees, there is not much of a view.
A curious temple with a wide mixture of styles, but one well worth the time.
Written April 4, 2012
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