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Old and beautiful temple

I haven't seen many temples this style in northern Thailand. It has historical significance and is... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
ESLteacher7
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Very unique chedi!

Our guide told us that the square chedi is the only one in northern Thailand. It is very elegant... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Helen C
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

A lovely little complex with gorgeous chedis and ancient structures. When I went I was the only person there besides one monk I briefly saw. Much more relaxed than anywhere else.

Thank Maryanne H
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

just a few minutes from downtown lampoon, the narrow local road, lead to this Wat Chammataewee (AKA Kukut). The temple is small and has historical value since was known one of the oldest temple in Lamphun. Like that it not so touristy. We spend half an hour there and learn about the city history.

Date of experience: February 2013
4  Thank Benyapha J
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

We visited this at the end of the day. By this time we had been moving around a bit. Our hotel the Lamphun Will is across the road. So we spent a leisurely morning stop and walked around when the activity level at the temple is much higher. The chedi was being draped in the yellow cloth, this was so interesting to sit and watch the monks complete their work. The light is better for photos and of course the history is great. Some research is required prior to arrival as the English written signs are small, but supportive.

2  Thank rod_heather
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

Haripunchai is hardly a household name, but it was the name of a small kingdom which had its capital in the present day town of Lamphun. Although Lamphun is only 26 kilometres down the road from the modern Thai city of Chiang Mai, Haripunchai was not a Thai kingdom, but rather a centre for the Mon, an ethnic group who lived in modern Thailand before the Thais.

It isn't that hard to find examples of Mon art, especially stone sculpture. All you have to do is have a look in the museums in Bangkok, Lopburi or Lamphun. But Mon architecture is extremely rare, with very few instances surviving in the whole of Thailand. That makes Wat Kukut a must-see sight for those on the tracks of this mysterious people. The actual temple at Wat Kukut is an utterly unremarkable building of recent origin. The reason to come here is the two stone chedis in the grounds of it. These both date back to the 13th century.

The taller of the two chedis dates to 1218 and was modeled after a beautiful structure in the north of Sri Lanka. The funerary chedi of Chama Thevi, one of the queens of Haripunchai, it has five stories, with 60 standing Buddhas depicted in niches around the sides. The smaller one has also retained its Mon style; it features more Buddhas and demons. The chedis are highly photogenic.

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed 11 April 2018
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Date of experience: April 2018
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