Wat Mu Poeng (วัดหมูเปิ้ง ลำพูน) Lamphun Wat Mu Poeng is located in Ban Mu Poeng, Tambon Mueang Chi and
much respected, especially by those born in the Year of the Pig - Mu
in Thai. Poeng is a dialect word meaning ‘to rely on’. The temple
features the Lanna style of architecture and stucco reliefs and
comprises a spired entrance archway decorated with graceful and
elaborate stucco sculpture similar to that appearing on the relic
chamber of the chedi and scripture hall, which bears different features
from those found in Lamphun. The scripture hall here is a halfcement-half-wooden
building with the upper part featuring a wooden
structure covered with a double semi-tiered roof decorated with
traditional roof decorations; namely, Cho Fa, Bai Raka, and Hang
Hong, all carved out of wood and decorated with coloured glass
inlay. It is surrounded by a narrow balcony and has no stairs but is
accessible by a movable ladder through a small opening. The lower
part features 4 rows of 5 large columns each and serves as an
ordination or image hall where the principal Buddha image is
enshrined, bordered by railings.
To get there: By car, from the Tha Chak T-junction, follow Highway
1033 toward Amphoe Mae Tha via Ban Paen, Ban Mueang Chi,
and pass the Mueang Chi Police Station for approximately 1 km.
Otherwise, take a bus running on the Lamphun - Tha Chak T-junction
- Mu Poeng - Tha Kat - Mae Tha route.