Nam Hoo temple is situated approximately three kilometers from the center of Pai, nearby to Ban Nam Hu, Ban Wat Luang and Ban Mai Saha Samphan. Nam Hoo Temple has been long revered by local Buddhists for its principle Buddha image, Luang Por Une Mueng.
The history of Nam Hoo temple and “Une Muang” Buddha actually related to Thai history. 400 years ago in the era of Ayudhaya, King Naresuan the great moved troops back to Ayudhaya after successfully defeated Burma and already collected the ashes of a cremated dead Princess Supankalaya (elder sister of King Naresuan and was killed by King Nantabureng). When the troops passed Burma’s borderland and stopped to rest at Pai town, King Naresuan had a dream that his sister, Princess Supankalaya was crying and saying that “Dum (King Naresuan), I was like a person of 2 lands, my son is Burman and I am Thai. I was bounded to both Thai and Burman. At Pai here, my soul would be happy after all the suffering and please take good care of Chan (cousin of Ayudhaya’s side).”
When King Naresuan woke up at dawn, according to his dream, he ommanded the troops to build a pagoda to store the ashes of cremated dead and hair of Princes Supankalaya in Pai. He also erected the Buddha statue to dedicate merit to the Princes.