Wat Phra Chao Saliem Wan
WatPhra Chao Saliem WanWatPhra Chao Saliem Wan was situated at Bang Hong district, Lamphun province since 1941. After that it had been deserted for a long time until the clergy, government officers and also the buddhist decided to renovate and to build the Vihan with four gable ends in honor of 2,500 years of Buddha’s death. Phra Chao Saliem Wan , the origin of temple name, was enshrined inside the Vihan with four gable ends. Phra Chao Saliem Wan , one of the most important Buddha image of the Kingdom of Lanna, is considered as the spiritual center of Lanna people. The Buddha image holding an aims bowl was craved from neem wood (Lanna people call neem wood as Saliem wood) and was covered with lacquer and gold leaves. You will see the elegance of the buddha image from Phra Chao Saliem Wan. Behind the Vihan, you will see the golden standing Buddha image that the Kahintapong family built for the temple in 1961.