Wat Siriuttho (Wat Kham Chanod)

Wat Siriuttho (Wat Kham Chanod), Ban Dung

Wat Siriuttho (Wat Kham Chanod)

Wat Siriuttho (Wat Kham Chanod)
4.5
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Lost In Asia
Singapore, Singapore2,266 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
We came here twice, first time was ok, but the 2nd time we came it was SUPER CROWDED ! Almost a 2km queue to get into the main temple, however the queue is always very well managed and orderly.

The main temple is to cross the causeway (no shoes) leading to an island, once there, there are a few shrines to pray. There are also big Gongs for one to strike and listen to the reverbing sounds.

Coming back from the island, there are many shrines there too, look out for the Gold and Black Gold Buddha temples.

There are many snacks and drinks stalls around.

The place can get very hot, do keep hydrated.
Written March 18, 2019
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John B
Bangkok, Thailand812 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The back-story is that a local naga spirit (dragon-like being) lives in this natural area. I'm not so sure about all that but it does have an interesting look and feel, beyond being a bit crowded, and people coming to make wishes or get winning lottery numbers turning it into a bit of a spiritual theme park area versus a quiet place for reflection. All the same it was cool, and something to see.
Written May 16, 2019
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Frank T
Melbourne, Australia874 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Lovely Thai temples set in the far north east of Thailand. About 90 min from Udon Thani. Very peaceful and some nice board walks that are well shaded. There's lots of souvenirs and street food which we tried.
Written April 30, 2019
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Bob293916
Bangkok, Thailand523 contributions
May 2017 • Family
The location is stunning. I visited on 2 occasions, once from afar watching the massive home made rockets being set off to induce a season of good rain fall. Which was a great spectacle.
The second time into the grounds itself and again the location of the forest and the density of the trees is surreal.
Unfortunately to say it how it is, from a foreign tourist point of view, it is so popular with Thai people, that you can hardly move. Everyone is in each other's personal space and to have the serenity of saying a prayer is difficult.
The parking is in muddy fields and thereafter the greeting of a plethora of hawkers selling overpriced T shirts, food, trinkets and lottery tickets is amazing.
The tonnage of flowers brought in to make offerings is incredible and so is the plastic bags left behind.
The cynical side of me wonders why the obvious commercial benefit to the area is not translated into better facilities for the people who visit.
I hoped that my visit would be inspirational for me it left me frustrated.
I write this from a tourist point of view as I know the site is revered by Thais.
Written May 19, 2017
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Gunnar H
Tonsberg, Norway235 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Linked to the fortest giving name to the Wat, it is a spectacular place where you can get a Buddhistic blessing in a place with a spooky history.
Written April 22, 2019
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brawn2014
Ashington, UK15 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
We visited hear about 6 years ago and it was quiet and a nice peaceful walk around the island but now it is completely diffrent thousands of people who descend their as people have been lucky and found lottery numbers their amd won it has now turned sadly into a money making buisnes i would recomend staying away as everything is just about the money the essence of the place has been lost a long time ago we spent 5 minutes their turned around left and will never be back sadly
Written June 24, 2018
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Leo H
Jomtien Beach, Thailand44 contributions
Apr 2017
It is a very interesting place to visit.
But since it is more famous due to several happenings there are coming busloads with visitors.
And this starts in the early morning already.
Written July 26, 2017
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Khundawg
20 contributions
May 2017 • Family
This temple is very popular with the Thais, who believe that a visit to this temple will bring you prosperity. Many believe that visiting this temple will also help you choose the winning numbers in the Thai lottery. (I'm serious.). This is why there are hundreds of people selling lottery tickets at the temple.

The temple itself is nothing spectacular. The scared sites are across a bridge on what is actually a beautiful jungle island. You walk along this bridge that is flanked on each side by a recreation of the mythical naga, a snake with 7 heads that is rumored to live on the island. The actual temples on the island are extremely small, and are packed with Thais trying to pass through and pray. On the afternoon that we visited, it was so crowded that you could barely move between the sites without squirming through people.

The jungle on the island is actually very beautiful. There were many large bee hives bigness in the trees, and we even spotted a small swarm of bees hovering 5-10 meters above the crowd. I also spotted a large banana spider in a web hanging just above a walkway.

My recommendation for tourists is to visit if you are around the Udon Thani area, but I would not recommend traveling several hours from Bangkok or Chiang Mai just to visit this way. There are many more spectacular temples all over Thailand.
Written May 11, 2017
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Stuart P
Bristol, UK171 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Went here with my wife's Thai family it is a place the Thais go a lot and was very interesting I found myself doing all the activities even trying the lottery tree but I have to say that didn't work
Written February 16, 2017
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supersupha .
131 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
Religious site for paying respect to Payanak (naga) Lord Srisuttho.

Peaceful and scenic walk (barefoot) in the forest via a bridge (pebble wash floor) flanked by two payanak sculptures.

Parking lots available in wat compound, also food stalls and some inexperience souvenirs.

Experience Thai heritage and religious beliefs. Recommended.
Written December 21, 2016
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