Phrathat Doi Tung is located at Kilometers 17.5 on Highway 1149. The Lord Buddha’s left collarbone relics brought from Madhya Pradesh, India, have been enshrined here. It was the first time that the Lankavamsa or Theravada Buddhism was founded in Lanna Thai. In the construction of the relic stupa, a one-thousand-wa long Takhap flag (or Tung in local dialect) was planted on the hilltop, and the stupa base was designated from the area as far as the flag flied. Thus, the hilltop where the first stupa of Lanna Thai was established was named Doi Tung. Phrathat Doi Tung is an important sacred place. During the homage paying festival, there are Buddhist worshippers both Thais and people from neighbouring countries; such as, the people of Chiang Tung in Shan State, Myanmar, the people of Luang Prabang and Vientiane, Lao PDR., etc.
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