Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong วัดพระธาตุดอยจอมทอง Chiang Mai

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Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong วัดพระธาตุดอยจอมทอง is located at Amphoe Chom Thong.

Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong วัดพระธาตุดอยจอมทอง Chiang Mai

The information is located on the information board located at the entrace of the temple:

Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong วัดพระธาตุดอยจอมทอง Chiang Mai

Located on Doi Chom Thong, the temple is one of the most important sites of Chiang Mai because it houses a holy Buddha relic, believed to be parts of the right side of the Lord Buddha’s head. It is interesting that the relic is not buried underground, as are most, but is kept in a container in the temple and can be taken to bath for blessings.

Legend has it that Lord Buddha came to the hilltop where the temple now stands and foretold that the place would later house a holy relic. The holy relic was found in 1452 by Mrs Meng and Mr Soi, who build a pagoda as well as a priest’s bedchamber at Doi Din Thong. The temple was therefore name Wat Chom Thong. Later, King Muang Kaew, the 4th fuler of the Mangrai Dynasty, built the main assembly hall here.

Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong วัดพระธาตุดอยจอมทอง Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong วัดพระธาตุดอยจอมทอง Chiang Mai

Outside the temple, some express buses and public transport vehicles are available to ferry people around.

Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong วัดพระธาตุดอยจอมทอง Chiang Mai

Note: The temple also conduct meditation classes as I know a foreigner friend who have practiced meditation in the temple. There are some information available in this website.

 

Address of Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong วัดพระธาตุดอยจอมทอง : 

Chiang Mai-Hod Road,
Moo 2, Tambon Ban Luang,
Amphoe Chomg Thong,
Chiang Mai Province

Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Wora Wihan: 0-5382-6869

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