Wat Phra That Chae Kham in Nan

Wat Phra That Chae Kham in Nan - Thailand

This temple is not to be confused with the Wat Phra That Chae Heang (5-km out of Nan town). Locally also know as Wat Chang (Elephant Temple), build in a mix style of Lanna and Tai Lue, probably around begin 1500. This temple is famous for its pure golden Buddha in Sukhothai style and for its largest Hoi Trai (manuscript library) of Thailand. Behind the temple are 3 small kind of Chedi's with the ashes and bones of former rulers of Nan Kingdom. In the evening all temples in the Historic Center of Nan town are illuminated, what makes a beautiful sight.

When to go to the Wat Phra That Chae Kham?

All year around, daily from 6:00 - 18:00, entrance is free

Where to go?

The Wat Phra That Chae Kham is in the Historical Center of Nan town, opposite Nan National Museum.

Location of the Wat Phra That Chae Kham


Pagoda's for the remembrance of the kings of Nan Kingdom at the Wat Phra That Chae Kham

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