Wat Phrathat Chang Kham Worawihan : Nan, Thailand

The temple was previously called “Wat Luang” or “Wat Luang Klang Wiang” as it was constructed to be a royal temple. The architectural characteristics of the temple reflect the influence of Sukhothai arts such as the Phrathat in the Lankan style (a bell shape). The base is surrounded by sculptures of the front half of elephants. It looks as though they use their back to support (or “Kham” in Thai word) the phratat, similar to Wat Chang Lom in Sukhothai province.

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