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Visit Wat Phrathat Chae Hang (Nan)

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Wat Phra That Chae Haeng is located 4 km outside nan city. Temple of the 14th century, it is located on a small hill at the east of the city and is named Phra That Chae Haeng from its golden chedi containing a Buddha relic. It is the most sacred temple in the province.
Wat Phra That Chae The Haeng was founded in 1355. The temple complex structures show a mixture of several architectural styles, including Lanna and Thai Lü. The staircase leading to the temple is in Naga shape. The oldest structure is probably the 55 m high spiral chedi rebuilt in 1454 enclosed in a square which also houses a cloister wiharn the chedi. The temple also houses a white chedi and a small hall with a reclining Buddha.

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Practical information about Wat Phrathat Chae Hang

No admission fee
open from 6 am to 6 pm

How to get to Wat Phrathat Chae Hang ?

The temple is easily accessible by bicycle. From Nan city center, cross the Nan River Bridge and go along the Nan - Mae Charim road or on the road No. 1168 for 3 km. There are many signs on the road.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Phrathat Chae Hang is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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