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Wat Luang

Kham Lue Road | Off Kham Lue Soi 1, Phrae, Thailand
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Nice, peaceful temple

Attractively decorated temple in a quiet compound with a collection of other buildings. Impressive... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Dakles
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Hampshire, England
Historic Phrae Wat

This wat is said to date back to the founding of the city in the ninth century. However, nothing of... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2017
Raymond W
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Chengdu, China
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Kham Lue Road | Off Kham Lue Soi 1, Phrae, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Attractively decorated temple in a quiet compound with a collection of other buildings. Impressive golden Buddha. Nobody else there when we visited - free of the crowds for the first time in 2 weeks in Thailand.

Thank Dakles
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This wat is said to date back to the founding of the city in the ninth century. However, nothing of this complex dates from that time. The oldest surviving structure is a fourteenth-century chedi with an elephant frieze. It is said that this may have...More

Thank Raymond W
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

This ancient and beautiful temple grounds in the centre of Phrae is well worth the visit. There is a 200 year old teak house on the grounds, as well as a museum. Beautiful temple, peaceful, quiet.

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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

At over 1000 years old, this is the oldest temple in Phrae and still has a brick gate where the first king walked. The style of the temple has some Burmese influences. There is a little teak house in the courtyard which is very pretty,...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

The chedi was nice. But the main temple was kind of average. Still ok for short visit. But I found nicer temples in Phrae.

1  Thank LarsJohnsson
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

We arrived and then walking around the temple to pick up some of the character and history. There was a blessing service being conducted in one section of the temple and we were pleased to be invited inside, with drinks as it was hot. The...More

1  Thank rod_heather
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

Wat Luang is meant to be the oldest temple in Phrae City, probably having been established sometime around the 12th or 13th Century when the city itself was founded, although legend has it that the wat was founded earlier in 829 by Phor Khun Luang...More

1  Thank Arthurrvr
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