Thursday, June 28, 2007

Vichayen House : Lop Buri

Vichayen House
was a residence for Chevalier de Chaumont, the first French ambassador to Thailand during the reign of Louis XVI. Later, the place was occupied by Chao Phraya Vichayen (a Greek adventurer Constantine Phaulkon) until he was killed by the revolutionaries in 1688.

Many ruined buildings dot the compound, one served as a Roman Catholic chapel. Others were residences for the ambassador and mission members. Ruined brick water tanks and fountains are visible.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Wat Phra Patone Chedi : Nakorn Pathom

An ancient Wat of Dvaravati Period, it is located at Suan Nantha Utthayan, Tambon Jorakeh. A number of religious arts, artifacts can be found in this wat such as bronze Buddha images, parts of the limb of the Buddha image Sila Kao and the guarding giant, lion including parts of the intricately decorative items of the ruined Chedi.

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Wat Phra Borom That Voraviharn : Chainat

Wat Phra Borom That Voraviharn is an ancient buddhist temple built at the beginning of Ayutthaya period situated at Ban Tai Muang, Tambon Chainat about 4 kms. from downtown.

This is an
old temple on the bank of the Chao Phraya River.There is an old pagoda housing Lord Buddhas relics. It had been originally constructed with laterite in the Khmer period and was renovated in the Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods.
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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Wat Thammamun : Chainat

This hillside temple is located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, 8 kilometres from Chainat. It was constructed during the Ayutthaya period and enshrines Luang Pho Thammachak, a standing Buddha image with a mixture of the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya styles. Two fairs to worship the image are held in May and October.

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Wat Pho Bangkhla : Chachoengsao

This temple is 23 kilometers from Chachoengsao. Using highway No. 304 for 17 kilometers, then turn left to highway No.3121 for 6 kilometers, pass the Monument of King Taksin the Great, then turn left 500 meters. Also, another route is to travel by boat from Chachoengsao town at Tawan Ok Plaza pier, and land at the pier of the temple. There are many bats on trees during the day and fly out to search for food during the night. And even though fruits are their favorites, these bats never eat fruits grown by Bang Khla people.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wat Phra Borom That Thung Yang : Uttaradit

Wat Phra Borom That Thung Yang is about three kilometres from town on Highway No.102. An old temple, it was once called Wat Mahathat. There is a large, circular-shaped, Ceylonese-style Chedi enshrining a Holy Relic.

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Wat Phra Si Iriyabot : Kampaengpetch

Wat Phra Si Iriyabot is located to the north of Wat Phra Non and have similar pond and bathroom facilities as its neighbour. Walls on the four sides are of laterite materials with an entrance also made of laterite. A Mondop structure houses Buddha statues in four postures-walking, sitting, standing and reclining in the Sukhothai artistic style. Today only the statue in the standing posture still remains.

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Wat Phrathat Khao Noi : Nan province

Wat Phrathat Khao Noi is attraction place as the large pagoda located on the top of Khao Noi Hill. Which it is the good top view to see the Phra That Chae Hang.

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Wat Chang Kham : Nan province

This is the royalgrade monastery, located in the heart of Nan City, constructed in 1426. There are elephant sculptures, of front half, decorating the base of the pagoda. Moreover, there is a Golden Buddha Image 145 cms. High and a big Buddha’s Teachings Hall (Ho Phra Trai Pidok)

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Wat Suan Tan : Nan

This monastery is located in Tambon Nai Wiang, Amphoe Muang. It has a
beautiful pagoda with several levels decorated with works of art. Four niches are located in the four directions at the lowest level. A big bronze Buddha image 4.11 metres high named “Phra Chao Thong Thip” is housed inside the monastery. A grand celebration with fireworks displays takes place all day and all night during the Songkran festival.

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Wat Pa Sak : Chiang Rai

Located outside the city walls, some 200 metres from the Tourist Service Centre, this deserted temple, with ornamental stucco motifs, is regarded as being one of the most beautiful examples of Lanna architecture in northern Thailand.

In 1295, Prince Saen Phu built this temple to contain Buddha's relics. He also had 300 teak trees planted in the temple compound.
Wat Pa Sak sits on 16 acre of land. There are 22 historic remains on the temple grounds. The main bell-shaped chedi has five tapering spires. The chedi at Wat Pa Sak are considered to be the best physical condition as well as the most beautiful of Lanna Style.

The pattern and design on the chedi reflect artistic development in Chiang Saen, revealing its original adoption of Sukhothai, Pagan (Phukam), and Hariphunchai artistric styles.
Through the process of cultural transformation, a unique Chiang Saen style was realized. It has since become the prototype of Lanna chedis.

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Wat Phra That Doi Noi : Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Noi is in Tambon Doi Lo, Amphoe Chom Thong along Highway No.108 between Km. 43 and 44.

The temple was built by Queen Jamathewi in 658 AD. During excavations, numerous marble Buddha images, Buddha image containers, and a chapel were discovered.

The hilltop temple allows visitors to glance the scenic beauty of the Mae Ping River and surrounding hills and valleys. The temple is approachable on foot by climbing 241 steps.

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Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong : Chiang Mai

This temple is situated approximately 58 kilometers from the town in Chom Thong District.The temple can be dated back to the mid-1400s and houses a collection of bronze Buddha images while the secondary chapel contains a holy Buddha relic.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Wat Mangkon buppharam : Chanthaburi

Wat Mangkon Buppharam
widely known as wat leng hua yi, is a temple in chinese architectural style located on the sukhumvit Rd (Chanthaburi – Khlung), about 12 Kms away from, town, belongs to Mahayana sect. Founded in 2520 B.E. , the monatery houses a wonderful ordination hall.

Two annual festivals are held; the kathin ceremony held after the Buddhist Lent and the
temple’s annual fair held on the 20 day after the Chiness New Year Day style

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Wat Thong Thua : Chanthaburi

Wat Thong Thua, 4 kilometres from town on Sukhumvit Highway, is the site of an ancient Bot which was built over a Khmer-style temple.

It also has a large collection of ancient Khmer sculptures such as lintels, sandstone door columns carve in various designs and inscription stone. Nearby is the Mueang Phaniat archaeological site with its remains of laterite base of a
large Khmer religious sanctuary and moats marking the town limit the south. The ancient town is believed to have been dated from the 12th-16the centuries B.E. (Buddhist Era).

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Wat Saranat Thammaram : Rayong

Wat Saranat Thammaram
, which was built in 1945. The main attraction of this temple is a beautiful ubosot and a replica of the highly revered Phra Buddha Chinnarat statue of Phitsanulok. Around the ubosot are also replicas of major Buddhist monuments from Thailand’s four regions.

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The Million Years Stone Park & Crocodile Farm : Pattaya

Located on an over 70-acre piece of land just 15 minutes drive from Pattaya, this Park & Farm is a new striking tourist attraction created with more than 20 years efforts.

Over a-million-year-old petrified trees and others such as Thai-style trained trees over 200 years old, Award winning bonsai trees, a beautiful garden of rare trees and colourful flowers.

Thousands of crocodiles, both saltwater and freshwater, living in shady natural surroundings.

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Chan Sen Ancient City and Chan Sen Museum : Nakhonsawan

Chan Sen Ancient City and Chan Sen Museum is in Mu 2 in Tambon Chan Sen. It is believed that in the Thawarawadi period, the city was surrounded by a moat with an earth mound. The city had a square shape but with rounded corners almost like a circle. The moat was about 20 meters wide. The area is now a waterlogged valley but traces of the moat can still be seen. The city is about 800 meters long and 700 meters wide with an area of about 480,000 square meters. As the part within the moat is higher than that outside, locals call it “Khok Chan Sen.”

A number of artifacts have been discovered in the ancient city; earthenware items like amulets, dolls, lamps; stone items like pedestals, Buddhism wheels, and axes; metal objects like earrings made of lead or tin, spearheads, and iron; and bronze objects like Buddha images in the Man Wichai posture. All of the objects are now kept at Chan Sen Museum in Chan Sen Temple. It is open on weekends. Those wishing to visit the site on weekdays can request permission from the temple. Youth volunteers from Chan Sen School can guide you around the city and take you on a tour of the museum. For more details, please contact tel. 66 5633 9116.

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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Ban Prasat Sanctuary : Sisaket

Ban Prasat Sanctuary,
is 39 kilometers from Sisaket town and 8 kilometers on a road on the right. This Khmer structure was renovated after it was finished. The site comprises 3 square pagodas with a pointed top and all on the same laterite base. All were built in the 16th Buddhist century.

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Wat Buraphaphiram : Roi-Et

This monastery is located in Roi-Et municipal area, east of Thanon Phadung Phanich. The Highest Buddha image of the privince in the attitude of blessing, named, 'Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkol Maha Munee' is housed in this wat.

The image is constructed of reinforced concrete. Under the base are several museum chambers. The height of the statue from the foot to the top of the final is 59 meters and 20 centimeters. East side of the wt is adjacent to the ancient city moat, and a pavillion hosing the spirit of Chao Pho Maha Sakdanuphap wich is highly revered by

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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Phrathat Nadun : Mahasarakham

Phra That Na Dun
, or the Buddha Monthon of Isan, is the area where historical and archaeological findings that proved the magnificence of the ancient city of Champa Si were made. Artefacts found here are now on display at the Khon Kaen National Museum.

The most important piece is the
stupa (pagoda) encasing the holy relics of Lord Buddha in gold, silver and bronze caskets. The site was from the Dvaravati period of the 8th-10th century. This model for Phra That Na Dun comes alive every Makha Bucha Day.

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Saturday, June 2, 2007

Prasat Sadok Kok Thom : Sakaeo

This ancient place is located at Moo 3 Ban Nong Samet,Tambon Kok Soong, King Amphoe Kok Soong. Follow Route 348 from Aranyaprathet to Ta Phraya then take any one of the routes off Route 348 to the prasat. Due to the border situation, it is advisable to enquire which route is suitable.

The Inner East Gopura of
Prasat Sdok Kok Thom , Sa Kaew province to be restored by Anastylosis method this year by Fine Arts Department 5th Regional Office, Prachin Buri.

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Friday, June 1, 2007

Wat Na Phrathat : Singburi

This monastery first called by the villagers "Wat Hua Muang" and later changed to the present name, is located west of the Chaksi Reclining Buddha in Tambon Chaksi, Amphoe Muang Sing Buri. It houses a very old prang which is assumed to have been built during the ancient Khmer's glory.

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Reclining Buddha in Wat Phra Non Chaksi : Singburi province

One of the largest reclining Buddha statues in Thailand
[Sukhothai-style reclining Buddha image ]

This highly revered Buddha image is housed at Wat Phra Non Chaksi, three kilometers from the township. The Buddha image itself is almost 46 meters long and is open daily to the public.

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Prang Kaek : Lopburi's oldest monument

Prang Khaek is the oldest monument of Lop Buri and the oldest Khmer-style Hindu Shrine to be found in Thailands central region. A fascinating small compound of Khmer remains, it consists of the three brick prangs constructed without adjoining corridors. Prang Khaek was restored by King Narai the Great in the 17th century. Recently restored by the Fine Arts Department, it is located on Vichayen Road, near the Narai Ratchaniwet Palace.


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[ Photo ] Thai Murals Painting of Wat Khongkharam : Ratchaburi

Wat Khongkharam This is a Mon monastery over 200 years old and originally called "Wat Klang" or "Phia To". King Mongkut gave it a new name as "Wat Khongkharam". The beauty of the main shrine hall is very interesting and worth studying. Wat Khongkharam is located in Amphoe Photharam, some 22 kilometers from Ratchaburi.

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