Enjoy a half day tour in Chiang Rai, visit Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple), Ob Kham, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Phra Kaew.
Tour Code: CEI-00342
Departure: Every Day
Destination: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Duration: Half Day
Duration: 08:30-12:00 & 13.00-16.00 hr
Depart from the hotel to The White temple which created by the national artist of Thailand in 1997. Designed to the modern Buddhist art to be a beauty world class.
Continue to Oob Kham Museum the There was little awareness among Thai people about their heritage. Khun Julasak Suriyachai, a teacher and an art connoisseur made a big difference. Khun Julasak realized that soon the heritage of northern Thailand only could be seen Baroda. Hence, he started collecting northern Thailand's art pieces and founded the Lanna Heritage Conservation Center, the seed of the present.
Then go to Wat Phra Singh began in 1345 when the fifth king of the Mangrai dynasty, had a chedi built to house the ashes of his father . A wihan and several other buildings were added a few years later and the resulting complex was named Wat Lichiang Phra. When, in1367, the statue of Phra Buddha Singh was brought to the temple, the temple complex received its present name.
Visiting Wat Phra Kaew, the golden bamboo forest is one of the oldest and most revered Buddhist temples in Chiang Rai. It is unclear when the temple was founded. The temple was originally called Wat Pa Yeah or Wat Pa Yah, as it was surrounded by a dense yellow bamboo grove locally known as Yeah or Yah. In 1434 the temple’s octagonal Chedi (Pagoda) was struck by lightning and it fell apart to reveal a Buddha covered with stucco inside. The Buddha was then placed in the abbot's residence, who later noticed that stucco on the nose had flaked off, revealing a green figure inside. The abbot removed all the stucco and found a Buddha image made of a green semi-precious stone, which became known as Phra Kaew Morakot or the Emerald Buddha. "Emerald" here simply means "green coloured" in Thai. The temple has been thus called Wat Phra Kaew after this holy Buddha image ever since.
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