Visiting the Elephant Temple in Nan

Temples in Thailand

Officially named the Wat Phra That Chae Kham and not to be confused with the Wat Phra That Chae Heang (5-km out of Nan town). Locally also know as Wat Chang (Elephant Temple), because of the elephants supporting the Chedi. Build in a mix style of Lanna and Tai Lue, probably around begin 1500. This temple is famous for its pure golden Buddha in Sukhothai style and for its largest Hoi Trai (manuscript library) of Thailand. Behind the temple are 3 small kind of Chedi's with the ashes and bones of former rulers of Nan Kingdom. Inside the temple are also murals of the life of Buddha. But not so clearly as the murals at example the Wat Phumin. In the evening all temples in the Historic Center of Nan town are illuminated, what makes a beautiful sight. For more information about the beautiful Nan province in North Thailand see Destination Travel Guide Nan - Thailand.







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