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Wat Chom Sawan
Wat Chom Sawan ‘Stunned with those ancient items.’
If you have enough time, maybe you will want to take your family to admire some ancient items or places, in order to learn about some parts of history.
History may have gone already, but it isn’t lost. Learning about history is goo Save d, as it should help prepare for your future better. It gives you a lot of ideas.
And when we want to talk about some places that can help us learn about history, surely we want to head for this one, Wat Chom Sawan, a temple is Phrae Province that contains many ancient items.
Wat Chon Sawan itself contains a long long history too. It was built in the period of King Rama IV by Shan people. These people have based in Myanmar and travelled to Phrae for trading purposes. However, at some point, some of these people pillaged Phrae villagers. For that reason, the temple was abandonded but later renovated. Now, it’s a valuable religious place. It was even registered as a national treasure of Thailand by Art Department in the year 1990.
As soon as you arrive at the temple, you should feel the smell of history. Just walk around. It’s worthy of being visited by you and your family people, especially your children. Things like this temple is very rare and probably can’t be found anymore in the future. Therefore, you shouldn’t lose your chance of seeing it in present days.
Chom Sawan temple is decorated with Burmese style. The whole temple look glorious. The atmosphere is relaxing with a series of trees around. This is perfect to be the background of your photography, So nice.
There are many ancient items waiting for you, for examples, the ancient bible made of ivory, the Buddha statue made of ivory, the Buddha statue named Luang Pho San etc. Admire them carefully. Take their photos. Just don’t touch them or you may damage them. These items are really old, remember.
By the way, before leaving the temple, don’t forget to pay respect to any Buddha statue for the good luck of you and your family too.
How to get there
Wat Chom Sawan is located in Tung Kwao District, Muang County. To get there, you must get along the orad Yantrakijkosol. It’s just about 1 kilometre away from the town hall. If you do not have a car, Most hotels or Travel Agency in Chiang Mai and Phrae will be able to book one for you.
Opening hours and Entrance fee : Opens daily from 6 am until 9 pm. Admission is 20 THB
Note : Wheelchair user is accessible for ground temple.
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