Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong, Chiang Rai

History

According to the Yonok Chronicle, the temple's chedi was originally built in the year 940 during the reign of Phraya Ruen Kaew, a local prince, to house a third part of Buddha relics. The other two parts were enshrined at Wat Phra That Doi Tung and Wat Phra That Chomkitti.

What to see

Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong has fine views of nearby hills and its chedi towers above the surrounding trees. To the south of the chedi is Chiang Rai's modern City Pillar, installed in 1988.

Getting there

The temple is on a hill in the northwest of town.

Updated: April 30, 2012.

Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong Chiang Rai view

Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong view.

Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong Chiang Rai Buddha

Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong Buddha image.

Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong Chiang Rai chedi

Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong chedi.