Wat Mon Phraya Chae
WatMon Phraya ChaePhra That Mon Phraya Chaeand Wat Mon Phraya Chae are located at 279 Mu 1, Mueang district, Lampang province. Wat Mon Phraya Chae is on a high mountain called Mon Kai Khia or DoiYatsakitti or KhelangBanphot in Phichai sub-district, Mueang district, Lampang province. It was built in 1810 and was granted consecrated boundaries on 24 January 1958 under the MahaNikaya sect. The temple is one of the important religious sites in Lampang. As it is quiet, shady and changeable according to each season, particularly in the rainy season, in which moss is widely found, it is suitable for relaxation. In addition, it is not far from Lampang town. It is also home to many famous places as below: 1.Phra That Mon Phraya Chae and the ordination hall are located on a high mountain with 585 stairs.2.NongSong Phi Nong consists of two ponds that are sacred located on the hillside below Phra That. Water in the ponds is not dry throughout the year.3.BannaSalaSuphromRangsi (5th hermit who takes care of Phra That Mon Phraya Chae)4.Phra Sang Katchai5.KasemChot pavilion is a place, where the statues of Luang Pho KasemKhemmako and PhraKhruPrachotiKhanarakare enshrined. 6.Nature trail around the temple and in the Mon Phraya Chae National Park7.Lampang’s viewpoint that is on the Phra That Mon Phraya Chae is a spot to view the stunning scenery of Lampang.8.Huai Cho Reservoir, which is behind the temple, has also a picturesque viewpoint. 9.Multi-purpose court in front of the temple is suitable for outdoor activities such as camping.10.”The blooming frangipani flowers and worshipping the Buddha’s relics project” is to plant flowers across the temple to provide fragrance throughout the temple.11.The project named “We love Mon Phraya Chae” is in collaboration with the temple and “We love the king we love Thailand” as well as their network in conducting continuous activities to bestow blessings to the King by creating season-based activities such as planting trees and vetiver grass, weirs, controlling forest fire, etc.