Wat Tham Klong Phen

Wat Tham Klong Phen, Nong Bua Lamphu: Tickets, Tours, Address, Wat Tham Klong Phen Reviews: 4.5/5

Wat Tham Klong Phen
4.5
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4.5
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Prof587
Khon Kaen, Thailand66 contributions
Has Seen Better Days
Feb 2017 • Friends
I came here 14 years ago when the temple complex must have been at the height of its glory. Well-maintained gardens, buildings and walkways enhanced the "temple-intertwined-with-nature" experience.

My return there today, with two friends who had never been there, was an exercise in embarrassment. Now, it's just nature marred by man.

Caved-in roofs, peeling paint, derelict buildings, closed and unmaintained walkways, intrusive garish tourist signs, poorly-designed development...the list is nearly endless.

Somewhere in the last 14 years, overdevelopment for tourists followed by speedy dilapidation has ruined the place. "Maintenance" is now a foreign concept here, and is leading to a quick demise of this once-beautiful destination.
Written February 13, 2017
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😊Aii Burstein 🍀🌸
Vienna, Austria2,853 contributions
important temple !!
Jan 2016 • Couples
Wat Tham Klong Phen is a important temple this time because the famous monk 'Lung Phu Khao' long stayed.
Written March 23, 2016
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retiredone2007
Udon Thani, Thailand163 contributions
A must see temple in Nong Bua Lam Phu Province
Dec 2014 • Couples
I am an American who has lived in Nong Bua Lam Phu over 5 years. I enjoy photographing and visiting temples throughout Thailand and this is one of my favorites. It's not actually in Nong Bua Lam Phu, but about 13-14km to the turn-off on the road (Route 210) to Udon Thani. At the turn-off you will see a large sign and from there it is about a 2km drive back to the temple. This is such a peaceful place, not many visitors, so you can leisurely take in the surrounding beauty of the temple and the grounds. This temple "Klong Pen" means a two-sided ancient drum, and you will see a replica as you explore the Ubosot (Main hall). The temple itself has been constructed in and around a large cave in the side of the mountain. I think you will find this to be a worthwhile place to visit as you visit, or pass through Nong Bua Lam Phu Province.
Written August 17, 2015
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