Wat Zom Kham

   (Wat Jong Kham)
   A major Buddhist site in Keng Tung, eastern Shan State, which according to legend stands at a place visited by Gotama Buddha during his lifetime, but probably dates from the late 13th century, when Keng Tung was established. The stupa, 38 meters high, is said to contain six strands of the Buddha's hair. The use of the term wat to refer to the site (and others in Keng Tung) reflects affinities with Thailand, where the word is used to refer to Buddhist temples and pagodas.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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  • Wat Jong Kham —    See Wat Zom Kham …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Keng Tung —    (Kyaingtong)    Also Kengtung, the largest of the old Shan States, located east of the Salween (Thanlwin) River and encompassing approximately 31,100 square kilometers (12,000 square miles) before the autonomy of its sawbwa was relinquished in …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

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