Northern Thailand Sights

Wat Phra That Cho Hae

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/03/2016

Fodor's Review

On a hilltop in Tambon Pa Daeng, this late-12th-century temple is distinguished by its 33-meter-tall (108-foot-tall) golden chedi and breathtaking interior. The chedi is linked to a viharn, a later construction that contains a series of murals depicting scenes from the Buddha's life. The revered Buddha image is said to increase a woman's fertility. Cho Hae is the name given to the cloth woven by the local people, and in the fourth lunar month (June) the chedi is wrapped in this fabric during the annual fair. A fairly steep multitier staircase leads up to the temple.

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Hwy. 1022, 8 km (5 miles) east of Phrae, Phrae, 54000, Thailand

Published 06/03/2016

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