steel horse odyssey

steel horse odyssey

around the world by motorcycle

temple quest

ThailandPosted by Jan Lamers 05 May, 2013 07:24:59
On my way to Lampang I stopped at the Wat Phra That, a huge teak wood temple. I asked a guy in a high ranked officer uniform who was just standing around if he could watch my bike and my motorcycle gear for a while. When I returned I saw that he took his job very serious as he was firmly holding on to the bike's subframe. He spoke very little English but he gestured westward and yelled "Lai Hin Luang". I understood that Lai Hin Luang was temple and according to the general it was much nicer than Wat Phra That as he yelled: "Lai Hin Luang number one!" So I decided to visit Lai Hin Luang and after asking around here and there I finally arrived at Wat Lai Hin Luang. It is a very old temple dating from 1683 but it is much smaller and less decorated than Wat Phra That. Nonetheless the ride to through the countryside to Lai Hin Luang made up for that.