Wat Nam Hoo is a popular pilgrimage for local people.

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Wat Nam Hoo in Pai is an important temple in the area with a sacred Chiang Saen-style Buddha image, called “Un Mueang”.  The head of the image is hollow and contains holy water. Behind the temple building and chedi is a memorial shrine for HRH Supankalaya, the older sister of King Naresuan the Great.

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wat nam hoo, wat nam hu , nam hu temple, nam hoo temple

Legend has it that the Wat Nam Hoo was built at the wish of King Naresuan for his sister, Supangunlaya. The memorial pagoda of Supangunlaya is located behind the image hall, and photos of her, King Ekatossarot, and King Naresuan are placed in the floating pavilion for people to pay respects. The ashes of the cremated dead and hair of Princess Supankalaya were kept in the pagoda behind the temple.

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wat nam hoo, wat nam hu , nam hu temple, nam hoo temple

The legend of the bronze Buddha Une-mueang which some attribute to King Naresuan, who had offered it to his sister before she went to live as a hostage in the palace of the King of Burma, says that holy water sprung from the head of the statue and makes. That is why it is a particularly venerated Buddha image. Believers come to pray and pay homage to its legendary statue, locals strongly believe it to be sacred. The water is drunk to get rid of sickness and misfortune, and in turn bring good luck.

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wat nam hoo, wat nam hu , nam hu temple, nam hoo temple

How to get to Wat Nam Hoo : Wat Nam Hu in Nam Hoo village northwest out of Pai tow. Tour to this temple you can combine with Chinese Yunnan Village and Lisu villages and Mor Paeng waterfall.

Address : Moo 5 Nam Hu, Tambon Wiang Tai, Amphoe Pai, Mae Hong Son, 58130, Thailand

GPS Coordinates Map : 19.366099, 98.41823

Package Tours to Pai
Yun Lai Viewpoint

Yun Lai Viewpoint

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This is great small town with all Chinese in Pai. The small Chinese so call restaurant is serving nice food and cheap compare to night market.

  • Yun Lai Viewpoint

Yun Lai viewpoint is a beautiful spot to see some breathtaking panoramas of Pai’s landscape. This was our favourite place out of all the things to do in Pai. You’ll find it to the east of town just above the Chinese Village.

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