Wat Phra Kaew & Thailand Temples

The most visited temple in Bangkok kingdom of Thailand.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Wat Khao Phra Baht is the Best Famous Temple in Pattaya

Wat Khaow Phra BahtKhao (Mountain) Phra Bat is the hill to the south of Pattaya, the famous beach town in Thailand. I have to admit that I had a very negative feeling about even driving to Pattaya, after all the bad things I had heard. So, visiting this temple on the first attempt was so full with negative energy, that I just had to come back in the following week. After all, this was a temple with a replica of Buddha's footprint! It's not a big temple but it still has many beautiful statues, a mondop building and some great views over the bay of Pattaya.

Wat Khaow Phra Baht on bank of PhraTumnak mountain. It's Temple without Buddhist Monks. It 's just Shrine for people in Pattaya City to pray and worship. At Wat Phrabaht position the Foot Mark of Buddha, it's age about 200 years.

Moreover there is an acient Buddha Image of Au-thong art style which were invited respectfully from Suphanburi. There are many Buddha Images You can find here. As Wat Phrabaht is located on top of Mountain you can have view of Pattaya Bay from here,IT is not far from south Pattaya just couple minutes to reach here.

[Source from; chimburi.com]

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Wat Chalong Special Temple in Phuket

Wat Chalong in PhuketThis Buddhist temple located on the southern outskirts of Phuket Town, is greatly respected by the local Buddhist community. Considered the most beautiful on the island, it contains a gilt statue of Luang Por Cham, the monk who became a hero when he helped quell the Chinese Coolie rebellion of 1876, during the reign of King Rama V. The wat also has a statuette of the famous abbot Luang Por Gluam.

Wat Chalong is Phuket’s most important Buddhist temple and is the biggest and most ornate of Phuket’s 29 Buddhist monasteries. The architecture is typical of wats found throughout Thailand. Wat Chalong is associated with the revered monks, Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, both of whom were famous for there work in herbal medicine and tending to the injured. During the tin miners’ rebellion of 1876 they mobilized aid for the injured on both sides. They also mediated in the rebellion, bringing the warring parties together to resolve their dispute. Statues honoring them stand in the sermon hall (viharn). Many Thais come here to be blessed by the monks and receive a good luck charm in the form of a string tied around the wrist, which they believe protects them from injury and illness.

Wat Chalong, Phuket
Address; Bypass Road, off Vichit Songkram Road, Chalong, Phuket, Thailand

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