Located on the south-western outskirts of Lampang city, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is a storied and culturally significant temple in this province.
The temple was constructed in the 15th century C.E. and is variously described as the oldest wooden temple in Thailand, the oldest free-standing wood structure in Thailand, etc. With bith impressive age and height for wooden construction, temple is a marvel of engineering quite aside from its aesthetic beauty, and religious & cultural importance.
In legend, the temple was built to house a relic of the Lord Buddha – a strand of hair.
Horse & carriage rides are offered by vendors on the street outside the temple complex, and across the road is a large parking lot which fights for space with an overflowing market.