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Address: Sangkhla Buri, Thailand
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Gold Pagoda and Monastery.

This complex was the home of Abbot Uttama who was well-regarded by the King of Thailand. This is a Mon temple, and the Thais credit the Mon people with introducing Buddhism into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This complex was the home of Abbot Uttama who was well-regarded by the King of Thailand. This is a Mon temple, and the Thais credit the Mon people with introducing Buddhism into Thailand ages ago. When Abbot Uttama died, a new abbot was appointed, and he was assassinated by a disgruntled competitor, becoming a martyr. The whole complex has become... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Puttakaya pagoda more attractive and amazing.and is 3km wali from mon village.it have riverside view!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Also visit the pagoda and monastery close bye! Very impressing tomb of an old monk whose buried body in a coffin doesn't seem to deteriorate.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Here is a good location for you to relax. There has a longest wooden bridge in Thailand over the river near samprasob junction.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The monastery itself separated 2 part from main road; the left side located a big golden Indian Bhuddhakaya stupa style where you can climbed up top to 2nd stupa balcony floor; The right side of main road leads to the main Uttama's monk monastery sight (the owner). There are 2 situated main building ; A beautiful Myanmar ornament decoration at... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The beautifully-built temple was worth a visit. There were so many statues inside. Outside, the shops seemed a little too much.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

An interesting temple in two parts - one up on the hill commemorating a famous monk who passed away a few years ago, and another about 1km away on the lake edge with a tall gold chedi. You should do both parts to get a sense of the scale of the place. A combination of Thai and Burmese styles -... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Highly recommended to visit this temple. The architecture is unique. The style is much different from the temple in Bangkok. Personally, I feel the architecture style quite similar to the Burmese style. In the chapel, there is a status of Luangpho Ajahn Tala Uttama. He was originally a Burmese and later fled to Thailand and became one of Thailand's most... More 

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Me and my friend went there in Songkran festival, that day we went there the place was full of both Thai and Mon people. Mon ladies dressed beautifully with their national dress, nice color, nice lace, and nice hair. Normally after people pffering rice for Buddhist monk at 6 am they go back to cook at their home and bring... More 

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