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Northern Thailand Sights

Wat Phra That Cho Hae

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Updated 03/13/2013

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On a hilltop in Tambon Pa Daeng, 10 km (6 miles) southeast of Phrae, stands another ancient temple, Wat Phra That Cho Hae. It was built in the late 12th century, and its 108-foot-tall chedi is coated in gold. 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.

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

Updated 03/13/2013

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