Wat Phra Nang Din (วัดพระเจ้านั่งดิน)

Wat Phra Nang Din (วัดพระเจ้านั่งดิน) in Phayao; A local praying to a Buddha image
Temple Rating:8.3

Nestled within Chiang Kham, Wat Phra Nang Din is a revered sanctuary, that is steeped in both ancient lore and architectural splendor. This distinguished temple, adorned with a colossal Chedi and a seated Buddha image, is a spiritual haven for Buddhist pilgrims.

Architecture: 8.0
Aesthetics: 7.5
Culture: 8.0
X Factor: 8.0
Value: 10.0

Address: 45 Mu 7, Chiang Kham District, Phayao 56110

Opening Hours: 8.00 to 18.00 daily

Entrance Fee: Free

Religious Affiliation:

Year Founded:

  • Unknown.

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วัดพระเจ้านั่งดิน

Wat Phra Nang Din

The principal Buddha image enshrined at Wat Phra Nang Din was cast during the lifetime of Shakyamuni Buddha, tracing its origins back over 2,500 years. The esteemed image, named Phra Chao Nang Din (พระ เจ้า นั่ง ดิน ), meaning the “Buddha sitting on the ground,” embodies a tale rooted in the community’s challenges. 

Legend has it that when locals tried to place the image onto a traditional base, their efforts proved futile, as the image was impossible to lift. From then on, the image was given its straightforward name and left to sit on the ground.

Wat Phra Nang Din

The Temple's Location

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