History: Doi Khamor Bor Nam Tip has been an important place since ancient times. Legend has it, there is a mountain and its shape looks like a pot upside down. The villagers called it Doi Khwammor (Pot Upside Down Mountain) since these ancient times, but then the name was changed and it was afterwards called Doi Khamor. The reason that they called it this name is because on the top of the mountain there is a pond in the middle of the top, a very rare occurrence that a huge amount of water is stored at the top of the mountain.
Presently, the sacred pond of Doi Khamor is one of the seven sacred ponds that is used in the water festival of Phra That Hariphunchai. The water from the pond is mixed with the water that was then gifted by royalties. The water is then brought up to bath the Buddha Relics. And another very important ceremony is when the Thai king ascends to the throne. The water in this pond must be always brought to Phutthaphisek ceremony for the royal coronation. Women are not allowed entry to the pond. It is believed that if any women enter the area of the pond, it will cause the pond to dry-up.
The journey to the holy pond Doi Khamor, means that a walk up the 1,749 steps must be undertaken. Villagers believe that if anyone is able to walk up to the top of the hill they will be blessed and get merit and stay healthy.
Location: Mueang District, Lamphun Province
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