Wat Huay Pla Kang Chiang Rai

Wat Huay Pla Kang and the big Buddha statue “Guan Yin” in Chiang Rai

You find Wat Huay Pla Kang and the enormous Buddha image, on the top of a little hill, in the rural area north of Chiang Rai.

Wat Huay Pla Kung is one of the most impressive temples in Chiang Rai province and is a popular tourist attraction amongst Thais and foreigners alike. It’s one of those places where the first words that come to my mind are “Wow, what a place!”. It is

I first saw it from a distance, it is located on the top of a hill, so it was hard to miss. I knew right away that it was something special I had to see. But even though I was prepared, it took my breath away when I got closer.




I was lucky that it was a nice cloudless day; there was a perfect contrast between the white temple, the giant white Buddha, and the golden and red Chedi placed in the middle on a perfect green carpet.

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