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Visit Wat Pong Sanuk (Lampang)

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Wat Pong Sanuk

Thai name : วัดปงสนุก

GPS : 18.294721,99.497065 (See on the map)


This small temple consists of several parts: in the center, elevated, accessible by a staircase, is the golden chedi, a unique cross-shaped pavilion, the Viharn Phra Chao Phan Ong, and a lobby housing a long reclining Buddha, it is the best known part of this temple. On either side, at the street level, there is an ordination hall and also a small museum. The architecture of the temple is inspired by Lanna, Burmese and Chinese styles.

It was at the time of the founding of Lampang, more than 500 years ago, during the reign of King Anantayot, that a temple was established here. In 2008, the Wat Pongsanuk Restoration Project received the UNESCO Merit Award for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

Practical information about Wat Pong Sanuk

No admission fee
Open from 6 am to 6 pm

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Pong Sanuk 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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