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Monday, February 20, 2012

Passing By A Temple By the Name of Wat Loi Khro @ Chiang Mai

Many Temples you can find around Thailand specially at North Thailand. Before we reaching our destination the Super Rich Money Exchange we come across this Temple, some believers attract our curiosity to walk into this Wat Loi Khro Temple...

Wat Loi Kroh is located on Loi Kroh Road. In ancient times this temple was called Wat Hoi Khor. It was constructed by the sixth King of the Mengrai dynasty, and so is more than 500 years of age. After the Burmese had been driven out of Chiang Mai towards the end of the eighteenth century, the city was deserted for twenty years. When Prince Kawila came to reconstruct the city, he brought in many people from other regions. Immigrants from Chiang Sean settled around this temple. The chedi and wiharn were designed in local Lanna style.

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