Wat Phra Bat Huai Tom is under the care of ‘Phra Buddha Bat Huai Tom Royal Project Development Centre’. Of course, it’s located in the same area. Vising there will get you relaxed mind and knowledge of local lifestyle too.
You won’t want to just walk directly to the temple and leave. No, that won’t be good. Let’s take a walk around the project centre first.
Phra Buddha Bat Huai Tom is the one and only royal project centre in Lamphun. It was established in the year 1978. At the time, King Bhumibol, the 9th king of Thailand, visited villagers at the community. He saw many troubles going one there: inadequate natural resources, ill people etc. He couldn’t just ignore that for sure. Therefore, he took the community into the care of Royal Project Foundation. And that’s how the project centre was established.
At Ban Huai Tom Karen Village, there are different zones, mostly plantations. You can walk around and see trees, gardens, research centre, etc.
There are also shelters there. Yes. You can spend some nights there. Just book yourself a room. Sleep well at night at get up early in the morning to visit Phra Buddha Bat Huai Tom temple. The weather in the morning will be nice. You will enjoy admiring the golden pagoda, the vihara, and the ubosot.
There is food for sale, don’t worry. If you’re hungry, just buy some, The prices are affordable.
How to get there
Phra Buddha Bat Huai Tom is located in Lye County, Lamphun province. You just have to drive along the Highway No.106. You will reach the county by doing so. Then, switch to the Highway No.1087 by turning right. After that, as soon as you reach the 7th kilometre, just turn left. You will find your destination within 1 kilometre or you can contact us to book the car rental with driver, No worry for getting lost.
Opening hours and Entrance fee : Opens daily from 6 am until 5 pm. Admission fee : free
Note : Wheelchair user is accessible
Phra Buddha Bat Huai Tom Map