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Wat Zom Kham

Wat Zom Kham is one of the most commanding attractions in Kengtung, Myanmar. This gilded stupa - noted for its stunning gold colour - dates back to the 13th century.

Wat Zom Kham is not your ordinary stupa – this golden attraction located in the centre of Kengtung is believed to have been visited by Gautama Buddha himself. Although it is a hundred percent a Myanmar attraction, it is created using Thai architecture – the Thai details are seen in both its exterior and interior. Inside this temple, you will see both monks and locals – sometimes in big groups – gather for worship. From its spot, you can also get a great view of the town.



Wat Zom Kham is located in the downtown Kengtung.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily from 8:00 to 18:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to this attraction is USD 1.50.


How to Get There

  • Fly to Kengtung via Yangon Airlines.
  • After alighting the bus, board a motortaxi to Wat Zom Kham.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this place is 1 hour.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit the temple is during the early morning and late afternoon.



Cafe 21, Azure, Colina Cafe and Bistro, Lod Htin Lu, Paan Gabar, and Jin Cafe are some of the restaurants to choose from.



Nearby Attractions

  • Maha Myat Muni Pagoda
  • Kengtung Market
  • Yat Taw Mu Buddha



Amazing Kengtung Resort, Hotel Khema Rattha, Sam Ywet Hotel, and Golden World Hotel are some of the accommodations to choose from. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 80.

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