Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
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The first element, phra that, means Buddha relic (from phra which is an honorific and that which means relic). The second element, Lampang Luang, is an old name of Lampang.
The temple is said to enshrine a relic of the Buddha. Such relics are typically bones and ashes believed to be gathered after the Buddha's cremation. The relic is installed in the main chedi of the temple.
There are several bullet holes on the railing of the temple, reputed to be fired by legendary folk hero Nan Thipchang, and ancestors of the House of Chao Chet Ton (Seven Princes) which ruled Lanna as a Siamese Vassal during the Thonburi and Early-Mid Rattanokosin eras.
Chedi of Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
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