Wat Phrathat Doi Kong Mu

Wat Phrathat Doi Kong Mu

Where : Phra that Doi Gongmoo Temple, Mae Hong son

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Two Pagodas and Wiharn
this temple reflects the strong influence of the Burmese. The highlights of this attraction are the two lavishly decorated white pagodas and its typical Shan architecture. Behind the two pagodas(chedis), nestled into the base of the crown of the hill, is the large rambling open-fronted wiharn containing the altar. One of the huge Pagoda contains the ashes of a revered monk that were bought from Burma by two devotees.The other houses the ashes of Mae Hong Son's first governor, Phaya Singhanat Racha. A steep road leads further up to the crown of the hill where the ubosot is located. In front of the ubosot is a large slender standing Buddha image. A small pagodas and several cenotaphs stand next to the ubosot. In front of the standing Buddha, a boat rowed by two monks and two lay people carries the Buddhist wheel.

View Point
The beautiful panoramic views of the city and its surroundings mountains and valleys can be seen from the hill-top monastery.

How to go :

This temple is located on a hill to the west of Mae Hong Son city and it is a major provincial landmark. Reaching the temple on foot means taking one of two paths. From Wat Phra Non, a stairway leads halfway up the hill and then joins the other path which starts at Wat Muo Taw. This second path is a little easier, as it consists mostly of a zig-zag of ramps with only short stairways at the switch-backs. There are also covered rest stops at each corner. If you don't feel like a climb, you can rent motorcycles or a car to drive you to the top.

 

What / Why :

Wat Phrathat Doi Kong Mu
This temple is located on a hill to the west of Mae Hong Son city and it is a major provincial landmark. There are two Burmese-style Chedis (pagodas). The larger one was built in 1860 while the smaller one was erected in 1874. A panoramic view of Mae Hong Son can be enjoyed from the viewpoint at this site.

History
A 1.5 kilometre path leads to the temple, perched atop Kong Mu Hill. Formerly known as Wat "Plai Doi,"(meaning the "end of the mountain"). Erected by the first governor of Mae Hong Son, Phaya Singhanat Racha in 1860

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