Wat Phrathat Chom Mon ‘Admire the golden pagoda in the middle of mountains.’
Here is another one of the four ‘Wat Phrathat Chom’ temples. This one is beautful like any other.
There isn’t any legend that can tell the exact establishment year of the temple. However, it was probably built in the period of King Saenmuang, the 7th king of Chiang Mai.
At first, Wat Phrathat Chom Mon was only an ordinary monk house and an abandonded temple. Later, some monks from other temple traveled to Wat Phrathat Chom Mon to stay there during the Buddhist Lent. From then on, the temple has been renovated and re-decorated. Finally, it became a temple legally. Nowadays, it looks quite beautiful.
In fact, Wat Phrathat Chom Mon is also known as ‘Wat Pho Mho Lo’, called by villagers.
The architectures at Wat Phrathat Chom Mon are mostly Chinese, Thai, and Lanna. These are interesting contemporary artworks. You should love this. Get your camera ready, wander around, and take a lot of photos.
All architectures are neat and beautiful. There are sculptures on the ubosot, Naga statues as handrails, statues of Chinese god and goddess, Buddha statues, and so on.
The area around Wat Phra That Chom Mon is a community of Karen people. You may want to take a look. That’s find. If you see any of them, just say ‘hello’ to them and try to make a friendly conversation. Don’t be awkward
This museum is decorated in Shan style. If looks so sparkling with silver-colored roof. Inside, there are exhibitions, wax figures, utensils, costumes, etc., reflecting the lifestyles of villagers in Mae Sariang. If you want to find a place to learn history, then this one should on your list of choices.
The national park is about 7 kilometres away from Wat Chom Mon. It takes place in Sob Moey County and Mae Sariang County. The forests and landscape is perfect. There are many types of forests and wild animals. You may want to get some rest there to relax yourself.