Temples of Thailand - a photographic journey
Bangkok Area Provinces: Central North North-East West South East
Wat Pong Yang Khok
This small temple north of the famous Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is one of our favorites. The ancient viharn of the temple is truely a treasure and it is not often that we see such a wonderful building. The interior of this open-sided building from the 17th century makes a special trip to this temple worthwhile. The viharn is called Viharn Phra Mae Chao Chama Thewi and refers to Queen Chama Thewi. A small statue of her is placed before the stucco Ku, where the main Buddha image is enshrined. When we visited, a special ceremony had just been finished to bless and install the statue of a former ruler inside the viharn. As a special treat we were given some pieces of the cloth, which was placed on the image during the ceremony.