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BerichtOnderwerp: Wat Phra That Chom Kitti   ma feb 07, 2011 6:54 am

In Wat Phra That Chom Kitti stond de originele City Pillar van Chiang Rai. In 1992 is deze echter overgebracht naar wat nu de Naval City Pillar genoemd wordt.

Op het www vond ik volgende tekst die ruim voldoet aan de beschrijving van deze plaats:

Doi Chom Thong has undoubtedly been a sacred site for a very long time. The site was surely reverenced as the home of local spirits before Buddhism arrived in the area. As in many Thai wats Spirit Houses coexist happily with the newer Buddhist shrines. Elephants are part of the lore of Doi Chom Thong. Paw Kuhn Meng Rai was said to have been following an elephant that had wandered off when he first came upon Doi Chom Thong, a solitary hill on the banks of the River Kok.

There is a “Chedi” or “Golden Pagoda of Stupa” located in the center of the temple. The Chedi is the focal point of the temple. The Chedi was constructed with a mixture of Bhu-kam (ancient Burma) and Lanna style. It is around 14 meters high, the lotus-petal base, the body, the bell, the top part of the Chedi were decorated with a gold foil.

Locatie Panoramio: 20° 17' 9.92" N 100° 4' 27.45" E

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