Posted by: kookkhu | July 20, 2010

Ku Kut Pagoda or Wat Chamma Thewi (Swan Changkot Chedi)

This monastery was built around A.D. 755 by Khmer artisans. The pagoda structure is of the square Buddha Gaya Characteristics as seen in India. Three standing Buddha images, in the attitude of blessing are enshrined on each level of the pagoda base of each side totaling 15 images for one side of five levels, grand totaling 60 Buddha image d the pagoda. Relics of Queen Chammathewi, the first ruler of Hariphunchai housed inside the pagoda. The pagoda top was originally covered with gold but later, was broken and disappeared thus giving to the name “Ku Kut” or Pagoda without top.

Other temples in the vicinity include Wat Mahawan , noted for sacred amulets, Wat Phra Yun or Wat Buddha Maha Sathan built by King Thammikarat about one thousand years ago.

Along Highway to Chiang Mai is located the village of Nong Chang Khun which is noted for the biggest plantations of longans in the country.


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