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Wat Phra That Hariphunchai

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai วัดพระธาตุหริภุญชัย 왓 프라 그 하리 푼 차이

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Wat Phra That Hariphunchai 
is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Lamphun, Thailand. The temple's origins date from the 11th century but the central stupa is thought to originate in the 9th century.

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai's earliest origins were in 897 when the then king of Hariphunchai is said to have built a stupa (now the central stupa) to house a hair of the Buddha. The present compound, founded by Hariphunchai King Athitayarai, dates from 1044.
The temple was first rebuilt in 1443 by King Tilokaraja of Lanna kingdom Chiang Mai. The temple's pyramid-shaped Chedi Suwanna was built in 1418. In the 1930s temple renovations were made by the northern Thai monk Khru Ba Sriwichai.
The restoration of 1443 enlarged and enhanced the central stupa, including the incorporation of repousse Buddha images on bronze sheets affixed to the stupa bell element (anda). These repousse Buddhas are indicative of the Lanna Early Classic period.

The unusual pyramid-shaped, 46 m high Chedi Suwanna in the northwest of the compound is in the Dvaravati-style of the Haripunchai period and believed to be modeled on similar stupas at nearby Wat Chama Thewi (Wat Kukut). The chedi is featured on the reverse of the one-satang coin.
Wat Phra That Hariphunchai's wihan houses a 15th-century Lanna Buddha. Near the wihan is a library of 19th-century origin. The library's staircase features naga images. Also near the wihan is a large bronze gong, purportedly the world's largest. The gong dates from 1860.
The southwestern corner of the temple compound has a stone indented with four footprints. Worshippers believe these to confirm the legend of a Buddha visit to the area.

-Start the trip at the appointment point.
-Arrival At Wat Phra That Lampang Luang .
-Get You Back To The Meeting Point.
-The total trip time is about 3 hours.

Everyday (Half day)

Meeting Point:
Hotel Or Meeting Point Around The City

Price Includes:
Private Transportation

Price Doesn't Include:
Expend, Food & Drink, Ticket, Fee


: US$75 / Person
: Chiang Mai, Thailand
: 3 hours

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► About Me
-I work as local tour guide at my own company Inspire Nung Tour And Transport is a Tour and Transport service based corporate in Chiang Mai. We have more than 50 programs of the tour from Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Mae Hong Son, and around north of Thailand as your customized.

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- My city has a distinctive culture, full of art and true eastern life. Our culture is very famous as the city of creative arts and folk art of UNESCO, which was announced on October 31, 2017. We have 1,314 temples and are 6,250 monks in Chiang Mai. We have natural attractions and wildlife, including many interesting attractions. An local culture is another interesting thing, we have a number of tourist attractions and a lot of handicrafts place. Another name must be foods that are spectacular.

► My best travel experience
-My great trip is calm. I do not like sharing tours because everything is busy and not private. So I designed my tour private that all visitors can absorb the beauty of sight and mind. I do not like talking much LOL. I know that most every tourist is studied the places that they are interested in before coming. Some people believe more books than the tour guide LOL. So I like to give you the basics and let you meet with your own eyes.

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