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Wat Okat

December 28, 2011
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Wat Okat

Wat Okat is located on the waterfront near the customs house. It is one of the most revered temples in the province. It contains two sacred Buddha images, Phra Tiew and Phraw Tiem. They are both made of wood but covered in gold. According to legend, the images were found floating across the river from Laos hundreds of years ago.…

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Phrathat Phanom

December 28, 2011
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Phrathat Phanom

A must for anyone visiting this province is Phrathat Phanom which can be found in That Phanom District, about 50 kilometres from the provincial town. It is an important temple for people who were born on a Sunday. Since 1942, it has also been recognized as a royal class temple. The original structure collapsed in 1975 as it was very…

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Wat Mahabut วัดมหาบุศย์

December 21, 2011
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Wat Mahabut วัดมหาบุศย์

Wat Mahabut sits alongside the Phra Khanong Canal. It is very popular with worshippers who mainly come here for one purpose, to visit the Mae Nak Shrine. This is probably Thailand’s most well known and popular ghost. Bast on actual events that took place in the 19th Century, it has been made into numerous TV shows and movies. The story…

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Wat Phasi วัดภาษี

December 21, 2011
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Wat Phasi วัดภาษี

Wat Phasi is probably one of the least explored temples in Bangkok. Apart from it’s notable stupa that can be seen while driving down New Phetburi road, there are also a number of other hidden gems in this temple that makes it a worthwhile visit. The most notable being a shrine to Boonpeng Heep Lek who has the honour of…

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Wat Muang (วัดม่วง)

November 28, 2011
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Wat Muang (วัดม่วง)

The ubosoth of Wat Muang (วัดม่วง) is surrounded by the biggest lotus petals in the world. Within the temple compound, there are figures of heaven and hell, Thai god paradise, Chinese god paradise and a huge statue of the female bodhisattva Kuan Im. The highlight is this 95 meter high seated Buddha which is believed to be the largest of…

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Wat Phra Prathon Chedi (วัดพระประโทณเจดีย์)

August 22, 2011
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Wat Phra Prathon Chedi (วัดพระประโทณเจดีย์)

Wat Phra Prathon Chedi (วัดพระประโทณเจดีย์) is located 2 Kms. to the east of Phra Pathom Chedi down Petchakasem Road.  The former shape of Phra Prathon Chedi was an upside down bell like other Chedi that was built in Dvaravati period. Province: Nakhon Pathom GPS Coordinates: 13.813985, 100.097178

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Wat Phra Dhammakaya (วัดพระธรรมกาย)

August 20, 2011
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Wat Phra Dhammakaya (วัดพระธรรมกาย)

Wat Phra Dhammakaya (วัดพระธรรมกาย) is a Buddhist temple in Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Province north of Bangkok, Thailand. It was established on Magha Puja Day, 20 February 1970, on an eighty-acre plot of land donated by Lady Prayat Phaetayapongsa-visudhathibodi by a group led by the monk Phrarajbhavanavisudh and his teacher Chandra Khonnokyoong. (Wikipedia) Further reading: Candlelight at Wat Phra…

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Wat Bang Phra (วัดบางพระ)

August 17, 2011
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Wat Bang Phra (วัดบางพระ)

Wat Bang Phra (วัดบางพระ) is a Buddhist temple in Nakhon Chai Si district, Nakhon Pathom Province, about 50 km west of Bangkok. The temple is well known for the daily tattoos or Sak Yants given by the monks that live there, and especially for the tattoo festival held on the temple grounds once a year during March. There is no…

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Wat Mahathat (วัดมหาธาตู)

August 15, 2011
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Wat Mahathat (วัดมหาธาตู)

Wat Mahathat (วัดมหาธาตู) translates as “great relic”, and it is one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Thailand. Historians believe that Wat Mahathat was established in the 13 th century, and rebuilt in the first half of the 14 th century. Wat Mahathat is built of laterite and surrounded by brick walls and a moat. The main chedi…

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Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang (วัดบางพลีใหญ่กลาง)

August 14, 2011
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Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang (วัดบางพลีใหญ่กลาง)

The temple at Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang (วัดบางพลีใหญ่กลาง) contains a large Reclining Buddha image which is 53 metres long. It is called Somdet Phra Sakayamuni Si Sumet Bophit and is unique in Thailand as you can actually go inside to see the heart of the Buddha.

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