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Wat Chom Sawan

Wat Chom Sawan lies a bit outside of the city of Phrae and must have been the darkest temple I had seen. While this would normally not be a problem for picture taking, there were some very bright lamps installed which were really not helping either. This is however one of the best examples of a Burmese-style temple. It is a wooden structure of different buildings, all interconnected. My favorite Buddha image, a Mandalay statue made of bamboo and lacquer,  was sitting in a glass cabinet to the left of the main Buddha images. In December 2004 the temple looked like it needed to undergo some conservation work and when we returned in December 2007 we could harldy see a temple structure. Everything was taken apart and underwent serious conservation work. 

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