2 Buddhist Temples to explore in Chiang Rai
Northernmost province of Thailand. The north of the province is part of the so-called Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Burma converge.
Wat Pa Sak, 'The Teak Forest Monastery' owes its name to the teak trees which still stand along the perimeter of Chiang Saen's city walls, which are located just a few hundred meters from this monastery. Its principal item of interest is a brick and stucco chedi dating from around 1319 . Apart from the chedi, the ruins of an ubosot with several standing stone columns can be found in front of the chedi. There are also scattered stone foundations of indeterminate purpose in the fields surrounding
The Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong is one of the oldest and most highly revered temples in North Thailand. According to local legend the Buddha once visited the hill where the temple now stands. The temple that is officially named Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Worawihan is very highly revered, because of the sacred Buddha relic that is enshrined here.