Wat Chang Kham (Thai: วัดช้างค้ำ; "Elephant-Propped Temple"), formerly known as Wat Kan Thom (Thai: วัดการโถม; "Kan Thom's Temple") after the name of its builder, is a ruined temple that is part of the Wiang Kum Kam archaeological area, outside of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. The present name of the temple is derived from elephant figures supporting one of the structures.
The modern site is within the grounds of a working temple and is adjacent to Wat That Noi, one of the smallest sites in the Wiang Kum Kam archaeological group.
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La Botte | Jan 23, 2018
If your only in the area for a few days then you might want to skip visiting this place but if you have the time and have done everything else, then you'll find that this is a nice place to visit, relax and enjoy some quite time. I walked from the old city ( hour and twenty minutes) picking up lunch of sticky rice and fruit along the way. Shaded picnic table area was greatly appreciated.
Adam Siw | Feb 26, 2018
Is an old temple located in OLD CHIANG MAI (Wiang Khum Kham) . Short story. Chiang Mai originally was build at Wiang Khum Kham. Due to flooding often, it was relocated to present Chiang Mai. Full story available at the Nets. Also lot of historical ruin remain near by can be found around Wiang Khum Kham.
George Akkawi | Dec 16, 2017
Just a bunch of deserted temples.. Not organized at all
jatin prajapati | Dec 6, 2017
Very serene and calm archeological site.
Thanoot Nanpen | Oct 22, 2017
Calm and nice place. Happy to be here
Nadja Kelnhofer | Mar 8, 2018
Nice ambience and not too crowded like others.
Bert PSK | May 2, 2018
Historical site nearby Chiangmai city "WIANG KHUM KAM"
BR W | May 20, 2018
Interesting enough. It’s an easy bicycle ride from Chiang Mai Old Town.
Bettina Frankham | Jan 6, 2017
Really lovely, calm and pleasantly low key place. Spent an enjoyable afternoon riding in the back of a horse drawn carriage checking out the area with ruins spread throughout the village. The driver was on a bit of a timetable but fair enough, he has to earn a living. He had photos to show the water levels around the ruins in the last floods which also demonstrates why they had to move location all those years ago.
Jareeporn Xuto | Jun 16, 2018
As record in wikipedia - Wian KumKam is an historic settlement and archaeological site along the Ping River which was built by King Mangrai the Great as his capital before he moved it to Chiang Mai. It was flooded and abandoned more than 700 years ago; that move became more understandable in 2005, when the ancient city was flooded three separate times as the river overflowed its banks in that area. Worth visiting within 2 hours, there is a tram tour for this place.
Ong Jie Li | Jul 12, 2018
Looks different from the photos. Think the old Chedi has been collapsed already, leaving behind only the outline and base. Photo attached. Quiet temple though away from tourist hordes. I went on a Thursday.
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