Wat Phra That Chom Mon ‘See how beautiful the white pagoda in the middle of mountain is.’
Here comes another ‘Wat Chom. This time is Wat Phra That Chon Mon, or Wat Pho Mho Lo. This one is quite special, as the decoration is combined with 3 types of different arts.
Although the legend can’t tell the exact date of the establishment, but people believe that it was probably built somewhere around the period of King Saenmuang, who was the 7th king of Chiang Mai.
Wat Phra That Jom Mon temple started from being an ordinary monk house and abandon temple before being renovated until it is a legal temple now, looking so beautiful. Everything is mostly decorated with art of Chinese, Thai, and Lanna. Therefore the temple is contemporary and interesting.
The architectures at the temple are something like sculptures on the walls, or Naga statues on the handrails, the statues of Gods and Goddesses, Lord Buddha statues etc.
Not only that. After touring the temple, you may want to visit a community of Karen people, which is nearby. You can see how these people live. Observe their lifestyles and befriend them. Try to say ‘hello’ to them. Don’t be shy or awkward.
Wat Phra That Chom Mon is not very big, but it is a heart-warming place for every families to go and spend a good time together. Go and make merit, pay respect to the statues, take photos, or have a sightseeing. Inhale the sweet air and relax yourself.
How to get there
Wat Phra That Chom Mon is located at Area 9, Ban Kad, Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son Province. To get there, you will need to go along the same route as Wat Phra That Chom Kitti, which requires you to start from the Yuam River bridge and go along the Highway No.1194.
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