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Time Required : 1-2 hrs
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Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong is a popular temple and religious spot outside the city limits of Chiang Rai, Thailand. Also known as Wat Phra That Doi Jom Thong, it is built on the tallest point in the city, thereby providing mind-stirring view of Chiang Rai skyline. There are also 108 pillars adjacent to the wat built in celebration of King Bhumibol’s 60th birthday. Because of housing these ‘city pillars’, the wat is also known as the ‘city navel’ of Chiang Rai.
Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong is said to have existed even before the city of Chiang Rai was established in 1272. The wat has a massive 14-metre (45 feet) golden stupa at its centre that evokes the ancient Burmese and Lanna style of architecture.