Wat Pratu Ton Phueng is a beautiful Lanna style temple not far from Ban Sao Nak in Lampang, Northern Thailand.
Wat Pratu Ton Phueng is open from 05:00 every day with a prayer and chanting service at 18:00 every evening.
About Wat Pratu Ton Phueng
Wat Pratu Ton Phueng is a small functional temple where Thai people come to pray on regular basis. Wat Pratu Ton Phueng is one of the less well known temples in the Northern Region of Thailand, but worth visiting nonetheless.
The main building at Wat Pratu Ton Phueng is its ordination hall. The ordination hall looks as though it was built some time in the first half of the 20th Century.
The very simple lower part of the ordination, which is concrete, supports a three tiered Lanna style roof. The gable ends of the roof are elaborated decorated.
Four Statues of the Lord Buddha
The interior of the ordination hall at Wat Pratu Ton Phueng is, however, what makes the temple worth visiting. All parts of the inside are heavily decorated with a large shrine on a pedestal. The shrine features main 4 statues of the Lord Buddha. The central statue is interesting as it resembles the famous Phra Phuttha Chinnarat statue at Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat in Phitsanulok.
The other notable feature of the inside of the ordination hall at Wat Pratu Ton Phueng is its many wall murals, which are of a very high quality. The murals depict important scenes of the life of the Lord Buddha as well as scenes from the Ramakien, which is the Thai national epic retelling the imagined early history of Thailand.
Chedi at Wat Pratu Ton Phueng
Wat Pratu Ton Phueng also has a large chedi. The chedi is a golden spire resting on a square concrete base. The age of the chedi at a Thai temple normally indicates the age of the temple itself as chedis are very solid structures and they tend to be the only original part of a temple that survives for long periods. The chedi at Wat Pratu Ton Phueng look as though it built in the 20th Century suggesting that the temple itself is not much over 100 years old at most.
Around the base of the chedi at Wat Pratu Ton Phueng there are also a number of interesting statues which are worth taking the time to look at.
Location of Wat Pratu Ton Phueng
- Wat Pratu Ton Phueng is located 4.9 km by road from Lampang Bus Terminal.