“Lampang's City Pillar Shrine is enshrined in the Thai-style mondop with four proches”

Chao Por Lak Muang Shrine is located in front of Lampang City Hall, southwest. It is assumed that built over a hundred years ago. The Buddha image blackened alloy is in the posture of meditation and commonly called Luang Phor Dam.

This image is one of four Buddha images built in 1968 by the Territorial Defense Department to be enshrined at the four cardinal directions of the country. Therefore this is the image of the North and the city image which is worshipped by the people here. Todays, the image is mostly covered with gold leaf by the people who come to pay respect.

The first pillar was taken from Pong Temple. Built around the year 2400 in the Vorasri.
The second pillar was built in 1873 during the reign of Lord Phromphi Pongtada.
The third pillar is taken from the royal family. The old royal palace (in the past, this is a waterfront) was built in 1886 at the time of Chao Nananan Chai.
Later in the year 2440 when the city hall. The city is located in front of the town hall. The three cities were built in the year 1968. Open daily from 6 am to 6 pm.

Similarly, there are also. Buddha Nirrhong Chaiwat Chatturat. It is a meditation Buddha. The 49-inch lapel is enshrined in a Thai tetrahedron. Close to the City Pillar Shrine. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej with his own in 1966, after a pastoral consecration. They are also enshrined in the four directions of Thailand.

Lampang people will call this Buddha "Luang Por Dam" because it is made of metal and black. The reason that there is no gilding like the other Buddha because the King was casting. To commemorate King Naresuan the Great or His Majesty the Black. Because he has a dark goddess.


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