Wat Phra Phutthabat Tak Pha

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Wat Phra Phutthabat Tak Pha

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Apr 2021
This temple has 2 zones. The first one is the ground zone. Highlights of this zone included a pair of enormous Buddha's footprints inside the temple and a mark of Buddha's robe (chivara). Legend has it that Buddha was once journey to this area, left his footprints and dried his robe here.

The second zone is on the top of the behind hill. Visitor can either climbs up almost 500 steps Naga staircase or drives along the path wrapped around the hill. Highlight of this zone is the golden pagoda devoted to 4 Kru Ba. Inside the pagoda, there are statues (with their relics inside) of 4 Kru Ba, one in each direction. Ones can also enjoy a breeze and panorama view of Pa Sang here.
Written 11 February 2022
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blackeaglejim
Chiang Mai, Thailand289 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
About 16 km south of Lamphun on Highway 106, in a quiet rural compound flanked by hills, Wat Phra Phutthabat Tak Pha marks the spot where, according to legend, the Buddha and his followers stopped on their journey to publicize Buddhism in the region. On the spot where the Buddha prayed he left his footprints and a temple was later erected over the site. The building there now is a 20th century construction, with the pair of oversized footprints in the center of the interior. Devotees come to paste wafers of gold leaf on the relics.
In other parts of the compound are statues of King Kawila and his officers, who led the campaign to expel the Burmese from northern Thailand late 18th century, an ordination hall and the residential quarters of the monks, who are of a Burmese branch of Buddhism and wear red robes rather than yellow. Behind the compound is a small wooded hill, with a staircase of 467 steps leading to the gilded chedi on the summit.and a great view of the hills. Wat Phra Phutthabat Tak Pha is most active during its festival for bathing the footprints, which falls on the 23rd day of the 8th lunar month.
Written 23 July 2019
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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand828 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
You actually get two temples for the price of one. The lower temple is beautifully set in well cared for gardens. The entrance has a small shrine of the Buddha's footprint - well endowed with the gold leaf of the faithful.
At the summit of the hill behind the temple is another, smaller stupa at the top of a 469 step stairway guarded by coloured, sculpted snakes with a couple of growling whitewashed lions at the top. You can avoid the staircase (but of course losing the merit) by taking the attractive road through the forest, with a rewarding view of the surrounding forested hills at the summit.
This smaller temple has a big silver bell, lifelike sculptures of buffalo and carriages and a small shrine with life sized carvings of King Kawila and his brother who chased out the Burmese from the Lanna kingdom - however with the help of the Siamese thus effectively bringing the kingdom under the control of Siam. Apart from the very fine bas reliefs inside the Stupa, note the eight fine terra cotta angels on the outside, reminiscent of the art of the nearby Khmer kingdom. Both of the temples are extremely well maintained
Written 29 November 2017
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driveucrazy353
london42 contributions
Sep 2017
We chose to visit this temple as it is on the south side of Chiang Mai (many of the other big temples/attractions are to the north) and we had rented a car with an afternoon to spare before our bigger all day trip out of town the following day.

The view of the temples at the bottom and top of the hill as you drive up is spectacular and once you enter the complex itself you can see the monks getting on with their daily business. The main challenge is walking up the 469 steps to the temple at the top! It was truly worth the effort though and the views of the sunset were amazing.
Written 21 September 2017
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Coffers2015
Auckland, New Zealand30 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
We climbed the 400+ steps to the hilltop wat in the heat and haze of early evening in mid-April, the middle of the hot season, to the sound of monks chanting in the valley below, and then experienced the serenity of the wat and viewed an awesome sunset - an experience not to be missed!
Unfortunately the temple was closed by the time we got up the steps (but if we'd gone earlier, we'd not have experienced the chanting during our climb nor the sunset), so we missed viewing the inside of the beautiful temple buildings, and were not able to sound to gong on this visit.
There is a road that goes up to the hilltop temple, but climbing the steps is a unique experience, and was managed well by our 8 year old.
Written 16 April 2015
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Outofdodge_10
Santa Fe, NM1,239 contributions
Dec 2013 • Couples
I thought this temple had many "moments". If you look at details and not only the full picture, you see even more than you would at many other temples. I had a great feeling walking in, as the monks bless you with water as you walk by. Make sure you take off your shoes before you walk inside the buildings. There are stairs that are long and gold and the ends are made into dragon heads. There is no fee for entering this temple. An hour would work, but two hours if you would like to take nice photos.
Written 5 August 2014
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