Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao, Lampang

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Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao (Thai: วัดพระแก้วดอนเต้า, literally "monastery of the Emerald Buddha on the water jar knoll") is the principal Buddhist temple in Lampang, Thailand. The temple was founded by the first Mon ruler of Lampang. The Emerald Buddha was enshrined at this temple from 1434 to 1468, when King Tilokaraj relocated the image to Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai. The temple's Mon-style chedi, which is reputed to contain a strand of the Buddha's hair, is 50 metres (160 ft) tall. It is flanked by a Burmese-style mondop, with a pyatthat spired roof, that was commissioned by Lampang's governor in 1909.
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  • Very nice big temple in the middle of town. It was visited by HRH the King of Thailand, Rama IX in 2501  more »
  • this royal temple is once place for emerald buddha statue sitting for 32 years before present locating in Grand palace in Bangkok. Tired Burmese styled wooden roofs, gilded with gold and bells is...  more »
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  • Beautiful temple with lots of history and information for English reading so you are aware of historical significance
  • The name this "Wat Phra Karw Don Tao"

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