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A north-facing temple on Tha Pae Road, Wat Bupharam dates its original establishment to 1497, though its chedi is the only original structure left. The pillars with the trio of lions on either side of the entrance gates are copies of the famous Ashoka Pillars...More
Our guide told us that this was the only part of a complex that remained as the soldiers were instructed to destroy everything but as it had the holy scripts written on the walls in it the soldiers did not destroy it. It’s very small...More
I feel compelled to write a comment because of the curiosity factor. I am drawn to most temples because I like the peaceful atmosphere. But this one particular place left me feeling ambivalent. My hotel was situated close, and I had thought to visit it...More
The star of this temple is not the large and rather gaudy modern wat in front of the ticket booth, but the older buildings, especially the vihaan, which are off on the right hand side.
The small wooden vihaan is an ageing treasure trove of...More
We passed by Wat Bupparam (sic) on our way to the old city gates for the NYE lantern festival and ultimately returned after briefly participating in the chaos at the Tha Phae gate. It was the best decision by far - the monks were assisting...More
This historic temple from the long passed Lanna Kingdom days needs serious maintenance.
The gold leaf is lovely but I could not form a view as to whether the THB20 foreigner admission charge was being spent as it should be.
The problem in what can...More
We walked to the temple today from our hotel it took us about 15 mins . The temple itself is very nice but it is badly in need of attention the fee is very small but it needs to be spent wisely . We spent...More
Chiang Mai has many outstanding Buddhist temples, but Wat Bupharam is not taking advantage of its admirable history. A modest admission fee is charged from foreigners, in the name of supporting maintenance; this is fair enough, but the evidence is that any funds being raised...More