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Address: Nakhon Chai Si Rd., Sam Phran 73110, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 34 321 888
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Worth an hour driving trip from Bangkok

We saw the pictures of this place on Thai Local website. The architecture of huge dragons got my attention. Today we visiting this place walk around and taking some pictures... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
0_Gyrfalcon_0
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the pictures of this place on Thai Local website. The architecture of huge dragons got my attention. Today we visiting this place walk around and taking some pictures. Nice and quiet in here.

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Thank 0_Gyrfalcon_0
Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

This tour was a private tour organized by a Thai local guide. He picked me up at BTS station and guided to the temple by local bus. The temple was unforgettable. It was like a theme park. Even though it is a big and gorgeous temple, it was so quiet as no other visitors were there. The guide took me... More 

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Thank kosukey05
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We hired a car and driver to get to this Wat. About one hour outside Bangkok. Main structure is a 17-story circular building with a huge dragon "crawling" around it with the head on the roof. There are mutiple structures to see. It is very rural. We were the only foreigners there. A nun greeted us as we exited our... More 

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Thank NurseGoesToChina
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This temple is a gem of a find. Located in Sampran, it took us nearly an hour to reach. Located near the Police Academy. The building is about 17 storeys high with a dragon wrapped around it and spiraling to the top. The entrance is a bit difficult to find but once inside, there are a lot of animal statues... More 

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4 Thank nellielim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Really nice place, not many people around which makes the experience even better! A little bit far from khaosan but you can rent a taxi for the day.

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1 Thank Vanessa P
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Wat Sam Phran is a unique temple with tranquility. It’s not on the tourist map and even a lot of Thais do not know about this temple. It has been neglected for more than 20 years since the head of abbot Bhavana Buddho was sent to jail in 1995. He was sentenced to 160years in jail but according to Thai... More 

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20 Thank leerockz
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was not expecting to visit the temple, much the less I did not know about this place. I was working in Thailand and the day before going back home I was asked if I wanted to go…YES! Got to spend great part of the day here. It is what I had been looking for to fill my very deep... More 

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5 Thank Elias C
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The place has a unique charm to it. If you are over the top highly expectant of things, its not a place for you. Its for those who take interest when they see nothing that others may find of interest. Dragon attracted me here. I have a special thing for dragons. The people are very nice n amicable. Be subtle... More 

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3 Thank SonalGarg
Bangkok, Thailand
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This isn't a tourist attraction. It's not in the centre of Bangkok. It's an beautiful, operational once in a lifetime kind of place. You'll never see anything like it again. Take Phet Kasem Road out of Bangkok and keep going straight for about 40km. It's on google maps anyway. It's so peaceful and quiet and you get the feeling that... More 

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13 Thank JSprx
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Wat Samphran is a very interesting temple. It has a huge dragon wrapped around it. I have not seen anything like this in Thailand before. Most unusual. This temple is off the beaten track and not a big tourist attraction, in fact we were the only farang there the day we went. Unfortunately the whole place seems to be a... More 

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