Pra Mahatat Chedi Noppamethanedon and Pra Mahatat Chedi Nopphonphusiri
Doi Inthanon is the highest of Thailand’s peaks and no trip up the mountain would be complete without paying a visit to the magnificent architecture that reflects the people’s faith and gratitude to King Rama IX.
The year 1987 saw celebrations marking both the auspicious occasion of the 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary of the late King Rama IX and also the 72th anniversary of the Royal Thai Airforce. To celebrate, the Royal Thai Airforce organised the construction of Pra Mahatat pagoda (The Great Holy Relics Pagoda) Noppamethanedon. 1992 saw the 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary of Queen Sirikit, and so the Royal Thai Airforce built another pagoda, named Pra Mahatat Chedi Nopphonphusiri, to celebrate the auspicious occasion.
Both pagodas were built in a modern style, quite different from those built in the past and they blend in harmoniously with the landscape of well-tended temperate flower gardens. The position of these monuments on the country’s highest peak represents the feeling that their Majesties are always at the highest point in the hearts of the Thai people.
Make It Happen
Pra Mahatat pagodas are situated at Km. 41.5 Chom Thong- Inthanon Hwy, Tambon Ban Laung, Amphoe Chom Thong, Chiang Mai