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Images of Lamphun

Lamphun can be reached in a little bit more than half an hour from Chiangmai, and makes for a worthy half day trip.

Lamphun was the centre of a small Haripunchai settlement (Mon culture), and remained independent from both the Khmer and the Thais for a considerable time(750-1281)

The main attraction are Wat Phra That Haripunchai and Wat Chama Thewi. The buildings are Haripunchai style and centuries old, though most of it was not built during the Haripunchai area proper, but in later years. Interesting, different style of temple. Both mentioned temples are fairly active and further expanding.


Wat Phra That Haripunchai, Lamphun
Wat Phra That Haripunchai

Wat Phra That Haripunchai
Wat Phra That Haripunchai
  Wat Phra That Haripunchai, Buddha Images
Wat Phra That Haripunchai, Buddha Images
Wat Chama Thewi (Wat Kukut)
Wat Chama Thewi (Wat Kukut)
  At Wat Chama Thewi (Wat Kukut)
At Wat Chama Thewi (Wat Kukut)
Buddha Images at Wat Chama Thewi (Wat Kukut)
Buddha Images at Wat Chama Thewi (Wat Kukut)
  Wat Chama Thewi
Chedi at Wat Chama Thewi
Festival banners at Wat close to Chiang Mai
Festival banners at Temple close to Chiang Mai
  Monks at work, preparing the grounds for the festival
Monks at work, preparing the grounds for a festival

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Content, including images, by Guido Vanhaleweyk, Bangkok.