Visiting the Wat Jomsa Van in Phrae

The Wat Jomsa Van in Phrae - Thailand
The Wat Jomsa Van in Phrae - Thailand

In 2018 we made a small trip to Phrae and did visit the Wat Jomsa Van, also written as Wat Chom Sawan, located a bit on the outskirts of Phrae town. This temple is very different as the temples you might have seen in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. The Wat Jomsa Van was build in 1857 (and rebuild in 1936) in Burmese Shan style and has a beautiful interior. Entrance is free but a donation is appreciated. There is free parking and in front of the temple (outside the temple gates) is an amulet market where you will see old man talking about the beauty & power of their amulets. On the left side of the temple you will see beautiful old Chedi.

Old Chedi at the Wat Chom Sawan in Phrae, North Thailand
Old chedi next to the temple

The amulet market



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The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!