Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, the most sacred temple of Lampang, a history that when the year 2275 the ruler of Lampang busy city. And more turmoil. At that time, Myanmar government in power to spread the influence Lanna instead. Myanmar was held in Chiang Mai, Lamphun and named thee ruler of the city under the rule of Myanmar kings. Thao Maha Nakhon rank you retain the power to seize Lamphun Lampang. The camp has come within the Wat Phra That Lampang Luang Nan Thip Chang at that time. Villagers Pong Yang. (Currently in Hang Chat district) people’s hero, Lampang Have gathered to fight an army Gen. Chao Mahayot. The sneak into the temple. And Thao Mahayot gun deaths. Then hit an army to defeat Lampoon different. Currently appear on the track bearing a brass fence surrounding Lord King. Later, Nan Thip Chang has been established are Phraya Chai Su Eya rumors of war. You Lampang ruler. And so their family of seven at the infection at Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun, at Nan
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is a remarkable example of a fortress monastery, or wiang. When approaching the site, the first impression the visitor has are of the tall, imposing walls that surround the site. The wat actually saw battle in the early 18th century as a result of an incident between Burmese troops and a local Man of Merit who was killed near here. After the incident, the Burmese troops took up residence in the fortified monastery. A local fighter named Thippachak rose in arms against the Burmese here with 300 men, gaining access to the monastery via a water channel in the rear. The site where he killed the Burmese commander, Tao Maha Yot, can still be seen as the bullet holes remain in the railings.
Apart from the chedi and the main viharn, there are a half dozen other principal structures of note. Among these is Viharn Nam Tam, which is thought to be the oldest surviving wooden religious building in Thailand. The fame of the site, and its preservation throughout the centuries, is largely due to the belief that the historical Buddha visited here about 2,500 years ago and donated a lock of his hair, which is now enshrined in the chedi.
Interestings / Valuable Properties !
- Lanna architecture
- The Viharn Luang
- The Viharn Phra Put
- The Viharn Nam Tam, Viharn Phra Sao Sila & Viharn Ton Kaeo
- The ubosot & Ho Phra Phutthabat or footprint chapel
How to get there ?
The temple is located in Ko Kah district, about 15 kilometers South West of Lampang town, a few kilometers West of Highway 1 (Phahon Yothin road). The quickest and most comfortable way to get there is by private taxi. Most hotels in Lampang will be able to book one for you.
Alternatively you can charter a songthaew, a converted pick up truck with benches in the back. A slower, but fun way to get there is by horse drawn carriage, which should cost around 300 Thai Baht from Lampang town.