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A historic Wat on the edge of the old city with a intricately carved, golden facade.
A nice little temple to look at. You definitely appreciate the architecture and work that’s gone into these beautiful structures! The buildings were not accessible so we just wandered the gardens. To the right is a red wooden building which looked just as good if not better, it could be the library i’m not sure as there wasn’t much information on display and no one around to ask. There are a number of signs scattered around the place with, shall we say some unorthodox quotes.
The temple was built in 1519 by King Phra Muang Kaeo on the site “Sri Phum” meaning, prosperity of the land. Before then there had been a fig tree standing which was considered a conveyor of good fortune for the city. The monastery was renovated in 1837, in time for the ruling of King Phuthawong. The temple is also known as Wat Phan Ta Koen.
I was actually staying in a hotel just around the corner. It’s very easy to get to, just outside the North West Corner of the City walls.
- Tuk Tuk.
- You can use Grab or Uber, get £3 ($5) credit for your first Uber ride here.
- Check out the Architecture
- Wander the gardens.
- No entrance fee.