Wat Sri Rong Muang, Lampang

Sri Rong Muang is a Burmese-style wat in Lampang. I don’t spend as much time as I would like to in wats, although I have visited this one two or three times. Its abbot is an old Burmese man, and I liked the way he grabbed my arm and walked me around.

Here is a photo of an “ancient toilet”, and a Christian church, both on the grounds. And one of the viharn’s amazing roof.

I thought I would start off with Lampang, as that is my Thai “hometown”. That is, it was the first place in Thailand that I stayed for any length of time (3 months, in fact). During this time, I walked around town a lot and took photos of buildings. The idea was to build a website about the wooden houses in Lampang.

I left Lampang suddenly and have not been back since. But I want to go back soon. There are some wonderful Burmese-style wats, beautiful old teak buildings, and fantastic food. And for some reason I never even made it to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, which is something I definitely need to address.



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