Wat Chong Klang

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The wihan at the Wat Chong Klang houses 180 Burmese paintings on glass (wall on the left-hand side) which depict the former lives, or jataka, of Buddha. A room to the left contains around thirty finely sculpted wooden statuettes, bought from the Burmese in 1869. These works, highlighting the jataka of Vessantara, are a marvellous illustration of Burmese art. The adjoining Wat Chong Kham, a vast Shan monastery, was rebuilt following a fire that destroyed it in 1970, and houses a highly venerated 5m-high Buddha. The tiered roof endows the building with a majestic appearance.

Useful information

Address:

Mae Hong Son

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

8am-6pm

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