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“Decent temple”

Ranked #4 of 22 things to do in Lampang
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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“Decent temple”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Many guide books say that this is probably the best temple within the city limits of Lampang. It is a decent temple and we liked the dragon designs and the statues around the gardens. However, if you have seen many temples in Thailand, this temple is just okay. Personally for Lampang temples, I think the Wat Pongsanuk Tai (which sadly is not listed here) is the best temple for Lampang to visit.

Visited January 2014
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“The Burmese-style main temple is beautiful”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

The main temple has Burmese-styled roofs (multi-layered and cone-shaped) which is rare in Thailand. Interesting and beautiful enough. Other buildings are quite ordinary.
I'd give four stars for the main temple, but unfortunately there were many dogs in the temple ground, and I was chased by a pack of puppies which seemed to consider a small chedi I tried to reach as their territory. I know this might sound humorous, but Thailand still hasn't got rid of rabies and you should avoid dogs there. Why don't they train them? Minus one for that.

By the way, if you go to this temple, pay a visit to Baan Sao Nak, a beautiful teak-wood house built in 1985. It's along the way to the temple from the town.

Visited August 2013
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Rayong, Rayong, Thailand
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“Beautiful temple!”
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Really nice temple to visit, definitely worth when visiting Lampang! You do have to pay a small entry fee but this is little compared to what you get when walking around the temple grounds.

Visited April 2013
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“A great temple complex”
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Nothing much to dislike, simply a great temple with many additional buildings, stupas, trees and gardens to visit. An absolute MUST is to spot the fantastic camera obscura that so many people miss.

Visited March 2013
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“Great place.”
Reviewed 18 October 2012

A beautiful temple, not to be missed when you are in Lampang. Apart from Wat Prathat Lampang Luang this is one of the must-see temples in Lampang

Visited October 2012
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