Paying respect at Wat Bangkung (near Amphawa)

Wat Bangkung Samut Songkram near Amphawa

When I visited Wat Bang Kung (วัดบางกุ้ง) a few months ago, I am surprised that the temple is now much more crowded compared to 10 years ago. Vans and cars with foreigners speaking my dialect (Cantonese) in a small province (Samut Songkram) to visit the temple. If you are just tagging along because you wanted [...]

Wat Phra That Doi Tung- beautiful temple up the hills

Wat Phra That Doi Tung Thailand วัดพระธาตุดอยตุง

Wat Phra That Doi Tung is really a scenic temple to visit. It is quite a drive up the steep hills in Mae Chan area. When you reach Doi Tung, you have the option to climb a huge flight of stairs up, then you would be lead to an area where you can ring the [...]

Wat Phra That Phanom in Nakhon Phanom

Wat Phra That Phanom Chedi วัดพระธาตุพนม is located in Nakhon Phanom นครพนม district in Northeast Thailand. This is a very sacred temple and many local Thais as well as from Laos would make the trip here to pay respect to the Chedi. The area is opened till about 7pm at night if I remember correctly. [...]

Wat Khao Sukim Chanthapuri วัดเขาสุกิม

Wat Khao Sukim is located in Chanthapuri, Thailand. It is a unique temple that houses many collection of antiques and contains wax statues of famous Buddhist monks. Above is the signboard that you would see when you wish to go up to the temple. The temple can be accessed via the stairs or a small [...]

Amulet Market located near Wat Saket

There is an amulet market where a huge selection of amulets are being sold. When I was there, I saw mostly locals buying amulets from there and literally no tourists. I have been told that many of the amulets were sourced from here. Sometimes you have people buying amulets from here for a cheap price [...]

Golden Buddha Phra Phutthanawalantue พระพุทธนวล้านตื้อ at Golden Triangle สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ

Below are photos taken at the Golden Triangle Temple- where the river intersects between Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. The Golden Buddha statue (made of bronze) weighing 69 tonnes is known as Phra Phutthanawalantue พระพุทธนวล้านตื้อ. It has the height of 15.99 meters and widest width of 9.99 meters. The Buddha is seated on top of a [...]

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang วัดพระธาตุลำปางหลวง

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang (วัดพระธาตุลำปางหลวง) was restored several times for example in 1449 Chao Haan Sri Tae Thong constructed Chedi in 1476, Chao Muen Kham Pech consaan Sri Thata restored Chedi 24 metres wide and 45 metres (the present one). Some legend mentioned that Phra Nang Chamdevi come to worship Phra That about 8th [...]

Wat Tha Sung Uthai Thani วัดท่าซุงอุทัยธานี

Wat Chan Tharam (Wat Tha Soong) วัดจันทารามหรือวัดท่าซุง is located in Uthai Thani. History background of Wat Tha Sung Wat Tha Sung was build before Ayutthaya (1350-1767) by 30 years. It was since 1320 (over 600 years). Build in Ayutthaya period with only a small temple on the ground, a later restoration took place with many interesting [...]