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“Well worth a visit”

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
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Private Day-Trip to Lamphun and Lampang Province from Chiang Mai
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Lampang
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Whether visiting the temple or the town of Lampang, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is well worth a visit. The wat is surrounded by a wall and grassed area and inside has some beautiful buildings showing different eras. Part of the wat was under renovation when we visited, but this did not detract from its beauty. There is a good plan of the wat which explains in Thai and English, the significance of each of the buildings.

Across the road from the temple, tourists can take one of the flower decorated horse drawn carriages. We didn't do this but the horses seem well cared for and it would be a nice relaxing way to see the surrounding area.

Visited July 2012
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Nan Province, Thailand
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“The most beautiful temple in northern Thailand”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

Whenever in the area I always stop here, just to sit and relax and hoping that modernization will not destroy the beauty of this Lanna style temple with its beautiful wood paintings.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

nice Thai guy driving - nice tour - missed the temple but went back

Visited April 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Forget balloons, look for unique Wat stuff!!”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Okay, I get it--there are a lot of Wats in Thailand and Lampang. The reason to go here is for the two color shots of the Wats reflected inside other buildings; these occur real time and you can see people walking by, taking pictures, and lollygagging. Undeniably cool but tough to take great pictures if you're not at least a camera novice. At first I thought that the images were through colored lenses [and mirrors] or otherwise altered but I searched far and wide through each building's apeture and the reflections are natural (see pics). Roam the ground take lots of pics but beware to the females in the group: the second [darker] image I posted, which is in the building behind us in the pic, is only open to guys/men. I don't know why nor did Pooh; the signs in front of the bldg actually say "it's free to get in so don't pay anybody who is trying to charge you".

It's a free entry from the gitgo and outside you can easily jump on one of the waiting carriages for a horse-drawn buggy ride (which we did not). Went with Mom and Dad and Pooh's family--initial steps a little work for older troops. Not sure about the translation above, but according to Pooh who is from Lampang the name translates to "Buddha/Monk Bone Lampang Big". Regardless, take a few hours and visit the joint: it's unique and worthwhile as there's not a WHOLE lot to do in Lampang. Sorry about pics...they may come out sideways---still leaning about iPhoto and posting [upright there, look like sideways here].

Visited January 2012
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Tumon, Mariana Islands
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“Historical & Holy Place For Thai”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Wat Phra Tat Lampang Luang is also one of historical place of Lampang. So apart from going there to make merit and all holy things, you can go there to see historical building and learn history.

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