Wat Phra Buddha Bhat Phrathat Intr Kwaen ‘A golden rock on a high mountain’
Speaking of amazing thing in Lamphun, surely ‘Wat Phra Buddha Bhat Phrathat Intr Kwaen’ must be on the list.
This one resembles the one in Myanmar. Just visit the site and you will see how it looks.
Wat Phra Buddha Bhat Phrathat Intr Kwaen is located in Muang County, up on a mountain called ‘Doi Tham Hin’. Its history started long time ago, when villagers saw two large rocks on the cliff. They though that the rocks might fall down. Therefore, they tried to push the rocks with wooden sticks. But there was no use. Although many people help each other at the same time, the rocks still maintained the same position. Finally, they all gave up.
However, Kruba Chayawongsapattana told his followers to look for those rocks. After the rocks had been found, a small pointy pagoda (Phra That) was built on the top rock.
Around the rocks, there are also several golden statues. But the interesting part is all about the footprints nearby. These footprints are believed to belong to Lord Buddha.
You can wander around to pay respect to the place or explore the woodland nearby. Have your full-time sightseeing and don’t forget to take a lot of photos.
How to get there
It will be best if you use the Super Highway named ‘Chiang Mai-Lampang’. You just have to pass Pa Sak Junction, Lamphum Provincial Organization, and PTT Gas Station. Then you will find the intersection of Nong Lom. Just turn left there and keep going along the new path. During your driving, you should see the signs of Phra That Intr Kwaen all the way. That’s right. Just keep going and you will find the entry to to site or you can contact us to arrange the private tour package for your group.
If you wish to explore a community of ethnic people, then let’s give this one a chance. Mae Kanad is only about 8.98 kilometres away from the site. Villagers there still live their lives simply. They wear their traditional costumes. They weave their own fabrics. Some of their fabrics are for sale. You can purchase some.
Mae Ta Carving Village
Here comes another place that is perfect for learning about traditional things. This village is about 9.89 kilometres away. It produces many pieces of wood carvings, all appear in different shapes, animals, humans, utensils etc. These artworks will be sent to Chiang Mai and other nearby provinces, in order to be put on sale.