Wat Phrathat Hariphunchai is a first-class royal temple located in the center of Lamphun province, covering an area of 28 Rai or 400,000 square meters. At the arched entrance to the temple, standing four feet on a pedestal with their mouths open is a pair of impressive giant Singha (Lion). The temple was formerly King Athitayaraj’s palace. After the place became a temple as designated by the king, the wall was replaced by these sculpted lions created in the ancient Sriwichai architectural style.
Renovation performance of Master Srivichai
Wat Phrathat Hariphunchai consists of most master JaoSivichai’s works and it is the temple related to history of Master Srivichai from 11310-11311. In the third charges, he was detained at Kanaattharos on northwestern side for 2
The beginning of renovation was initiated from the impacts of storm (Lamphun people called it “Lomluang Lampang” as it was blown from southwest side of Lamphun City which is the location of Lampang on 1 May 11314. This caused collapse of The Royal Vihara constructed In Lanna Kingdom but Phrathat was not damaged. Only the top of many-tiered umbrella was bent and some brass plates were peeled off. During 11320-11322, Master Srivichai, after being freed from the fifth charge, was invited by Major General ChakkhamKajornsak, the 10th ruler of Lamphun City, to be the leader of renovating monks’ shelters in the temple patronized by masters of Lamphun.
Phrathat Chedi Hariphunchai was architecture in Lanna kingdom that highly influenced the concept of Master Srivichai.