One of the most beautiful and also important temples in Lamphun Province in Northern Thailand is Wat Phrathat Hariphunchai. According to legend, the Lord Buddha himself once came to this area to collect alms. A local Lua tribesman offered him some “samor”, a kind of fruit. The Buddha predicted that a man would later erect a great city on this spot and would call it Hariphunchai Nakhon. This temple is also important for people born in the Year of the Rooster.