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Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Phrachomklao Rachanusorn

The Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Phrachomklao Rachanusorn is one of the newest attractions in Lampang.

Located on the mountaintops of the Jae Hom district, the sight of these temples will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s not your run-of-the-mill Thai temple, so you’ll have to visit yourself to see why.

Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Phrachomklao Rachanusorn Temple, Lampang

The golden and white pagodas are spread throughout the sharp peaks of the jagged mountaintops. Getting here will require a bit of a trek. Once you get to basecamp, you will be asked to leave your car and enjoy an exciting thirty-minute hike that takes you to the hillside. Your efforts will be worth it because once you get up there, it will be an incredible view that you won’t be forgetting anytime soon. There is simply no other temple like it in Thailand, or anywhere else in the world for that matter.

If you don’t fancy the hike, there are pickup trucks that will take you to the top and back down again for a small fee.

One of the exciting parts of the visit is that during the trek, visitors will pass by a footprint which is said to be the footprint of Buddha. There will also be some pit stops along the way for anyone who needs to catch their breath. Don’t forget to bring your camera, because the shimmering stupas in bright sunlight are a sight to behold.

Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Phrachomklao Rachanusorn was built just over ten years ago by a revered monk from Lampang, who oversaw a group of 46 dedicated workers. They spent two years tirelessly carrying cement, mortar, bricks, and other equipment that was needed to build these temples in rugged terrain. And after it was completed, it took a few years for people to take notice and today it is a must-visit attraction for visitors of Lampang.

There are three main areas of the temple, some lower than others, and each of them has unique attractions. Wear proper trekking shoes and pack refreshments because it can get quite hot up here during the summer months.

Off Route 1035
Wichet Nakhon, Chae Hom

Opening Hours
Mon- Sun: 8am- 4:30pm

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