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Wat Phra That Doi Kham

Phra Buddha Napeesipinkarat

The large seated Buddha image of Wat Phra That Doi Kham is visible from far, being located on the foothills of the mountains south of Chiang Mai. The ancient chedi of the temple had been built in the Buddhist Year 1230 B.E. containing a hair of Lord Buddha. However the ancient chedi had collapsed during the rainy season in 2509 BE (note 2008 A.D. equals the Buddhist year of 2551)  In the extensive history of the temple described in an available booklet, this pagoda here is being mentioned as the "sister-pagoda" of Phra That Doi Suthep to the north.  Besides the 17m tall Phra Buddha Napeesipinkarat Buddha image there are some beautiful statues inside the small Ubosot in front of the Chedi. The location here also offers a great view into the Chiang Mai valley below (in my mind a better view than from Doi Suthep).

Phra That Doi Kham

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