Wat Chong Klam and Wat Chong Klang are the most famous landmarks of Mae Hong Son City

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Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang are in an area adjacent Adjacent to the Nong Chong Kham, Mae Hong Son city public pond. If you suspect that measure what is Wat Chong Kham or Wat Chong Klang. Which way is simply to stand back turned to Nong Chong Kham, facing the temple. Measured at the left is Wat Chong Kham. The right is Wat Chong Klang.

Wat Jong Kham and Wat Jong Klang are the most famous of the city and are beautifully lit by night. Their photo reflecting in the lake is probably the most common picture of Mae Hong Son. The temples date from the early 19th century and were built in the Burmese Shan style.

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wat chong klam and wat chong klang, wat chong kham, wat chong klang

At Nong Chong Kham Lake during the cool season, it is also the setting for an open air market selling a variety of Thai dishes, hill tribe handicrafts and woven textiles.

Nong Chong Kham Lake is a public park situated in the center of the city next to Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Kham. It originated by the nature which has water throughout the year it also is a recreation place for both local people and tourists. Moreover, Nong Jong Kham Lake is still used to be a place to hold the important traditions of the province, too.

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Wat Chong Kham

Wat Chong Kham was built in 1827 by Phraya Singhanat Racha and Chao Mae Nang Mia, the ruler of Mae Hong Son, and his wife. It was the first temple built in the province. It was promoted to a royal temple in 1984. Temple was constructed with traditional Thai art with big beautiful both Especially the art of building a double layer roof, called the measure a book also has a pagoda Mon beautiful attire.

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wat chong klam and wat chong klang, wat chong kham, wat chong klang

When you comes to this temple do not forget to pay Luang Pho To. The main hall houses a large Buddha statue with a width of 4.85 meters cast by Burmese craftsmen. Another statue is a replica of the Buddha image in Wat Suthat in Bangkok. There also is a small museum displays the wooden sculptures that are carved by Burmese craftsmen more than 150 years ago.

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Wat Chong Klang

Wat Chng Klang is located next to and in the same compound Wat Jong Kham or it is called “Twin Temple”. The white and gilded chedi of Wat Chong Klang has become a symbol of the town, and it truly is a spectacular sight.

There are several interesting items such as wooden figurines of human and animals which depict the phra Vejsandon Jakata (pronounced Cha-dok which means one of odd stories of former incarnations of the Buddha) created by Burmese craft men and brought over in 1857, painting on glass about the Jakata and on Prince Siddhartha, as well as on the ways of life of the time. The captions are in Burmese. There are also notations that the paintings were painted by Thai Yai artisans from Mandalay.

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wat chong klam and wat chong klang, wat chong kham, wat chong klang

Within the wiharn are many altars and throne-like pulpits used by the monks of the temple when giving sermons. And a museum in which the display difficult to see the antiques. A doll of wood tells a story about his medical Dr San fable Was taken from Burma Street in front of the temple will be walking in the season.

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wat chong klam and wat chong klang, wat chong kham, wat chong klang

Opening Time : The temple opens daily during daylight hours 6:00 – 18:00

Address : Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang, T.Chong Kham, Mueang Mae Hong Son District, Mae Hong Son 58000, Thailand

GPS Coordinates Map : 19.297907, 97.968002

Entrance : Admission to the temple is free but donations are suggested.

How to get there :

Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang are located in the center of Mae Hong Son City.Near the area of Nong Chong Kham Lake.

  • By public vehicles :Tourists can rent a Tuk-Tuk , or Son Taew (Two-row seated bus) from the town up to Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang
  • By personal vehicles
  • Tour company or travel agencies can arrange transport via air-conditioned car, van or mini-bus.
  • By renting the bicycle or Motorbike.

Note : Wheelchair user is accessible

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Nearby Places

Wat Phra Non has a unique of its own. A gigantic Buddha statue of the lying-down manner is located there. In case you’re confused, the word ‘phra’ here means ‘Buddha statue’ and the word ‘non’ means ‘lie down’. Now, that makes sense why the temple was named as Wat Phra Non.

The temple ‘Wat Hua Wiang’ is also known as ‘Wat Klang Wiang’. It was built in the year 1863. You may wonder why the temple is called like that. Well, the true reason started long time ago. It is belived that the temple was built on the head of Mae Hong Son downtown.