"Wat Si Chum" Lampang Things to Do Tip by picek

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  wat Si chum
by picek

It's the largest Burmese temple in Thailand built by Kyaung Daga U Yo in 19th century. First constructions were wooden, laters they used bricks; works were completed in 1901 with help of Mandalay and Northern Burmese carpenters. Fire in 1990ies destroyed some parts of the buildings but it's now nicely restored. It used to be surrounded by bodhi or banyan trees (which means 'si chum' in Lanna language) in past. There are ordination hall for monks, golden stupa and dining room in the compound and nice yard in shade of trees. Behind the temple there is rectangular pond with hungy catfish and a few hens and cocks. One of the nicest temples in Lampang.

Address: Tipwan rd.
Directions: Tipwan road, near centre

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  • Updated Sep 10, 2008
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