TRAVEL DATE: 5 February 2017
DESTINATION: Nonthaburi Province
Every year, a free boat trip is organized to visit nine temples and shrines in Nonthaburi province. This is mainly of interest to Thai Buddhists as a way to make merit. Nine is an auspicious number and it is fashionable these days togo on trips to worship at nine different temples in a row. The starting point for this trip is in front of the Museum of Nonthaburi. During the trip, I tweeted live on @RichardBarrow. Click here to see those pictures and reports.
The following map shows the places that we visited during the trip:
LIST OF PLACES I VISITED:
|Museum of Nonthaburi||พิพิธภัณฑ์จังหวัดนนทบุรี||13.841206 100.492044|
|Chao Mae Thapthim Shrine||ศาลเจ้าแม่ทับทิม||13.840361 100.492067|
|Chao Por Lak Muang Shrine||ศาลเจ้าพ่อหลักเมือง||13.852875 100.478875|
|Wat Tanod||วัดโตนด||13.847775 100.466687|
|Wat Bang Rahong||วัดบางระโหง||13.848754 100.461541|
|Wat Thai Muang||วัดท้ายเมือง||13.857965 100.480559|
|Wat Khae Nok||วัดแคนอก||13.879473 100.482639|
|Buddhist site of Chueng Tha-Na Bot||พุทธสถานเชิงท่า-หน้าโบสถ์||13.893899 100.492184|
|Wat Chimphli||วัดฉิมพลีสุทธาวาส||13.906291 100.489967|
|Wat Poramaiyikawas||วัดปรมัยยิกาวาสวรวิหาร||13.912662 100.489893|
The meeting place for the boat tour was in front of Museum of Nonthaburi. The bilingual exhibition here is really interesting. First stop on the boat trip was Chao Mae Thapthim Shrine which is a short walk from the museum. We then boarded the boat for the rest of the trip. Second stop was Chao Por Lak Muang Shrine. Third stop was Wat Tanod. The fourth stop was Wat Bang Rahong. The fifth stop was Wat Thai Muang. The sixth temple was Wat Khae Nok which also has a popular floating market at the weekend. The seventh stop was Chueng Tha-Na Bot. The eighth temple on today’s boat trip was Wat Chimphli. This is on Ko Kret, which is an artificial island on the Chao Phraya River. The ninth & last temple today was Wat Poramaiyikawas. This is famous for the leaning pagoda which you can see in the drone photo above.