Wat Thepnimit - Chiang Khong

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    5.5 kms north of Chiang Khong on R1290 - Paradise Road - on the top of a steep hill overlooking the Mekong, there is some massive construction going on for an amazing new temple complex to be.

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    The turn off on R1290
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    It may not look much but it is an incredible steep road up the hill
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    A view from part of the way up
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    There are multiple steep concrete options to take & it can be a bit confusing the first time, but they all lead to amazing panoramic views.

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    A bird's eye view of Paradise Road - R1290
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    Up another level
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    On another fork the road leads to a huge chedi being built that you can see from afar on R1290.
    The construction up close is interesting.
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    Inside the chedi
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    The cool pully operator job
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    You can go up another level & road to get this view - a photo from January 2018
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    Wat Thepnimit is being built by the same famous abbot who built Wat Analayo in Phayao, & Wat Chalerm Prakiet @ Chae Hom, Lampang. He is highly revered & is able to get support to build magnificent, spectacular temples.

    Wat Analayo
    Wat Analayo

    Chiang Mai - Nan explorer ride.

    Wat Chalerm Prakiet @ Chae Hom
    Climbing To Phra Bat Pupha Dang Temple

    Wat Chalermprakiet, Tha Chumphu Bridge & Khun Tan Station (highest Railway Station In Thailand)

    Wat Thepnimit is on the new GTR GT map
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    Google Maps Location: Google Maps

    You could check out Wat Thepnimit with an easy cruisy day trip / ride along the Mekong, checking out a few wats on the Chiang Khong - Chiang Saen river road.
    Chiang Khong - A Sunday Ride - "wat Along The Khong."
     

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