Wat Pha Nam Yoi - Isaan Buddhist Park

Wat Pha Nam Yoi - Isaan Buddhist Park, Roi Et

Wat Pha Nam Yoi - Isaan Buddhist Park

Wat Pha Nam Yoi - Isaan Buddhist Park
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peter m
Moranbah, Australia58 contributions
Beautiful
May 2019 • Solo
Bit hard to find for foreigners but well worth the effort.spacious grounds with some very beautiful statues.
Written May 27, 2019
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Instantcalmer
Yasothon, Thailand981 contributions
Return of the Chedi
Nov 2018 • Family
The correct name for this attraction is Wat Pha Nam Thip Thep Prasit Wanaram. It is close (by foot) to Wat Pha Nam Yoi. All the photos I saw on TA are for the correct name. It is the location of Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol, one of Thailand’s largest and most beautiful pagodas and some have said that is the correct name also.

What a beautiful temple on the hilltop between Roi Et and Mukdahan in NE Thailand. Not so close to Roi Et, closer to Mukdahan really, It is in Roi Et province but right on the border.
4 levels and a serpentine staircase up into the dome. The 360 Outside view is wonderful but inside is spectacular. It is the combination of central region and northeastern region art style; white with golden decoration. This is the first time I have seen stained glass or a likeness of it in a Thai temple. It is decorated with 60kg of gold and announces that it contains Buddha relics. Surrounded by gardens, fountains, walls and even enclosed by a fortified wall on the perimeter of the grounds. A rather special temple and worth the trip if you are within 100 or 200 kilometres.

And it's free to enter, even for farangs. There is even a courtesy golf buggy style bus for the 300-meter walk up the gentle slope. We walked up entrance 2 and there are many balancing rock piles built by visitors.

I'm giving it 5 stars even though construction is ongoing. I rate it a must see.
Written November 25, 2018
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OG Nelly
Bangkok, Thailand65 contributions
Amazing countryside views from a beautiful temple
Jun 2018 • Family
This temple is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous views if you can make it to the top (steep stairs, but worth the effort). Large sprawling rooms of Buddhist decor. Some neat giant palm chimes you can rub and make music from. Every room and view of the property is picturesque and beautiful. Well worth the drive from Roi Et.
Written October 21, 2018
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Antoni O
Pekanbaru, Indonesia191 contributions
Unfinished Temple
Aug 2017 • Family
This temple is full with golden ornaments. I think it js the biggest temple in Roi Et. You may find the relic of Buddha there. You need to have strong feet to go up to the top. On the roof top, you may see beautiful scenery.
Written November 13, 2017
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963hiros
Yokohama, Japan151 contributions
Worthwhile visiting
May 2017 • Friends
This temple is near Mukudahan and it takes 1.5 hours by car from Roi Et city.
Eventhough it is far, you had better visit it. This temple is very wide and so beautiful.
Don't forget to see the top of temple. I felt happy and powerful on the top of the temple, so nice.
Garden is well maintained and you can see many buddha along the wall.
At the parking area, you can take a free shuttle to the temple, of course walking is OK.
I strongly recommend this temple.
Written September 10, 2017
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Pete-ScotlandX
16 contributions
Very nice
Jul 2016 • Family
Little bit like something from a movie.

Will need to have a bit of fitness to get to the top.

Some food and market stalls at the entrance where there is parking and bus up to temple.
Written May 30, 2017
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desi d
3,911 contributions
A different temple
Mar 2017 • Solo
Not difficult to find if you’re driving; just follow google maps and directions although I found it by an alternative name “Maha Chedi Chai Mongkhol”. No entry fee at my time of visit and easy parking. Certainly worth the visit but I got the impression that it is not finished nor in the process of being finished. Quite a big structure and it really does look well although it seemed deserted by monks for some reason. The outside looked nice with a garden setting but a bit neglected, the inside is quite spectacular but again unfinished. Strange as it might sound but this place seems to be built from the top downwards! Before you reach the top do take your time to walk around and see the unfinished work, even now it is quite a sight to see, but the top level is definitely worth the not so difficult climb. The spiral staircase which leads to the final level adds to the design of the temple but makes it a bit awkward for people going up and down so take your time and stop if needed, they are a bit steep. On the way up there are vantage points for views although this is a very flat part of the country but I would again say worth seeing. I enjoyed the visit and was treated exceptionally well by the Thai people which was no surprise but research why the top level is revered!
Written March 27, 2017
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand2,587 contributions
Go early in the morning, best picture at Sunrise
Mar 2017 • Solo
This megapagoda is on pha Nam Yoi (cliff of pouring water) about 100 km from Roi et city. Its opening hours are from 6:30-18:00. The best picture is the east side gafe and pagoda in the morning time with perfect lighting. However, all garden is not completed so the north side is beautiful pathway with fountain and lotus pond. The west side is where the car park provided or you can take the free shuttle from OTOP Nong Pok district center to thepagoda complex . From there , there is long laterite wall leading to the pago complex with Magnificent view of lowland below. At the end of the wall , there is small version of berobudur. The pagoda itself is not all completely contructed, some parts of interior decorations are not yet painted, the steps upto top at 6th floor are rather steep , not good for elderly:however, there is lift for acceding the hogher floor. Top floor is the location of buddha and renowned monk relics for paying respects. It's tranquil place but very hot in the midday and afternoon.
Written March 5, 2017
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saggicool
Singapore, Singapore129 contributions
nice heavenly temple
Aug 2016
cool temple if u go in the early morning and winter season.. afternoon might be too hot for the weather..
very nice temple created . good place for sighting
Written August 16, 2016
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ThaiHops
Victoria, Australia377 contributions
Incredible Wat-Chedi Structure in Issan
May 2015 • Solo
I have visited this place 3 times in the last few years, and will definitely go back again...the first time, I just stumbled across it while driving around NE Thailand, and couldn't believe my luck.
It was obvious from a distance, atop a large forested hill on the road from RoiEt to Mukdahan...so I diverted to have a look....I was amazed to find such an enormous structure with meticulously maintained, huge grounds just "in the middle of nowhere".
It is about a 100 kilometre drive from RoiEt towards Mukdahan. The descriptions below are all accurate, so I wont repeat...but you must go !
A hire car is the best way.. and for those with a GPS (and know how to input a coordinate, this is where it is....
16 19.946 N
104 19.228 E
Written February 13, 2016
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