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Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Lumphun, Thailand

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Sited in mid-town, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai was built during the reign of King Arthitayarat, a descendant of Queen Chamthewi some 800 years ago. A principal landmark is the 46-metre tall golden Chedi whose present appearance was the result of the restoration work in 1443 by a king of Chiang Mai. It has long been regarded as a major place of worship. Other architectural works include the ancient-style brick arch adorned with fine designs and the pair of sculptured lions at the door. There are also a square-shaped Chedi and a Khmer-style Buddha statue.

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A: Main Viharn, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Thailand

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B: Ancient drum, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Thailand

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C: Wat Phrathat Hariphunchai

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D: Drum Tower, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Thailand

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E: Wat Phra That Hariphunchai

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F: Golden Chedi, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Thailand

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G: Viharn Noi, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai,Thailand

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H: Golden Chedi, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Lumphun, Thailand

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I: Viharn Noi Hall, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Thailand

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J: Red Buddha

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Big red Buddha sits in the temple at right hand side of main pagoda. I ever was to sleep here.

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