Sky Pagodas Temple: The place and Location
This spectacular mountain temple Wat Chalermprakiat or Pu Pha Dang Temple วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติ ลำปาง(วัดพระพุทธบาทสุทธาวาส) also called Sky Pagodas Temple Lampang is located in Lampang region (North-East Thailand) and it has to be on your list if you are around.
When you arrive at the top after an 800 meters climb (don’t worry they built iron stairs to access) you will feel immediately the magic of the place with the stunning view of the stupas built around the rocks on impossible places.
How to go there
The temple is about a 1-hour drive from Lampang city and 2.40 hours from Chiang Mai.
If you go there with your own vehicle, note that the name of the temple doesn’t exist in English on Google Maps. Here the name in Thai, วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติ ลำปาง(วัดพระพุทธบาทสุทธาวาส)just click and you are good to go.
When you arrive at the destination you might find a closed road, continue on the left till you find parking and some shops. From there you will buy your ticket and they will bring you to the mountain top with their own pick-up after you arrive at the starting point you will still have to climb 800 m on the stairs…it’s worth it
I recommend staying in Lampang it’s a charming city, where we stayed at Lampang River Lodge Hotel (see review here) an amazing place with a very fair price.
If you don’t drive, you can also come by train or plane from Bangkok or Chiang Mai or Chiang Mai to Nakhon Lampang station.