Wat Phra Buddha Bhat Tak Pha ‘An important temple of Lamphun’
Speaking of important temples of Lamphun, surely ‘Wat Phra Buddha Bhat Tak Pha’ can never be removed from the list.
Wat Phra Buddha Bhat Tak Pha is locate within the area of 280,000 square metres, somewhere near Doi Chang and Doi Krua.
You may wonder why the temple does have the word ‘tak pha’ in its name. In English, the word means ‘fabric drying’. Huh? What does the temple have to do with fabric drying?
Well, the legend says, centuries ago, Lord Buddha went on a trip to bless teachable creatures in Suvarnabhumi. When the Lord arrived at Wat Phra Buddha Bhat Tak Pha, he make footprints of his own within the area, in order that they will be worshiped by both gods and humans. Beside, the Lord also told Ananda to dry his robe(**The yellow/orange fabric that monks always wear.) on Pha Lad. Therefore, the temple has been called ‘Wat Phra Buddha Bat Tak Pha’ until nowadays.
Nowadays, the temple is both important for tourism and Buddhism education. For those who wish to practice Dhamma, they can go to the temple immediately. The temple always welcomes everyone, not only monks and novices.
How to get there
Wat Phra Buddha Bhat Tak Pha address is 279, Area6, Ban Phra Bhat Lamphun-Lye, Makok District, Pa Sang County, Lamphun Province.
Just follow the Highway No.106 until you find your way to turn your wheel at the 136th or 137th kilometre. Then keep going for another 1 kilometre or you can book the private tour with us for 1 Day trip.
The village is only about 5.11 kilometres away from the temple. It’s worthy of people who love to observe culture of local villagers. At this village, you will see how villagers weave their beautiful fabrics. Their fabrics are beautiful and valuable so much that the village has been considered as the leader of weavers from the group Lamphun-Ban Don Luang.
Mae Wang San Reservoir
The reservoir is about 6.71 kilometres away from the temple. This is perfect for those who love to be in quiet and relaxing places. The reservoir is surrounded with beautiful natural environment: water, tress, grass, mountains etc. Just sit down and relax yourself, or just have a sightseeing and take some photos.