Wat Phai Rong Wua

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Wat Phai Rong Wua
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DGSmanila
Bangkok, Thailand297 contributions
Many different theme to learn
Nov 2020
Little on the side of any trip to Suphan Buri.
There are many theme issues that covered within the ground - be it the
issue of hell, big Buddha status, temple complex, Buddha life stories by drawings etc.
Worth a stop
Written December 6, 2020
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Terry A
Bangkok, Thailand25 contributions
An eye opener in more ways than one!
Dec 2020
Really surprised by the unexpected size of the Wat. From the striking but not so well maintained central pagoda, we came to realize that given the massive size of the area and the absolutely huge number of items within the compound, that priorities for maintenance had to be made. I have never seen such clear images portraying Heaven and Hell in such a distinct form before! Well worth a visit, and allow more time than you would think.
Written December 3, 2020
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Heaven & Hell
Oct 2017
Wat Phai Rong Wua was 35 km from where we were staying in Suphan Buri, but the drive was worth it.

This huge temple complex is one of the most eclectic I have seen in years of travelling around Thailand. First of all it has a range of architectural styles, from traditional Thai temples to an Indian style pagoda. Then there is a Muslim mosque, with a sign declaring that the god of Muslim is the same as the god of Buddhists. That is news to me, because Buddhism actually does not believe in a god as such.

Best of all is "The Land of Heaven" where the faithful bathe in a land of milk and honey, and "The Land of Hell" where sinners meet their just rewards.

And the makers of the mannikins in "The Land of Hell" have let their imaginations run riot, with the condemned boiling in oil, being sawn in half, being eaten by huge vultures, being stricken with ghastly boils and skin complaints, being beheaded, emasculated, eviscerated, and all sorts of other delightful punishments.
Written October 4, 2017
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Anan C
336 contributions
Heaven and Hell Simulation
May 2016 • Family
"What goes around, comes around" (ทำดีได้ดี ทำชั่วได้ชั่ว), this is the buddhist belief. Adults always tell the story to youngsters that people who do good things will get good things when they die and go to heaven. In the other way, they do bad things, they will go to hell. So this temple have built the heaven and hell simulation since year 1926. At there, people can foresee each activity they would be join after they die. This is the result of what they have done when they can breathe.

The surrounding of temple also have these wonders that must see:

PHRA PHUTTHA KO DOM - THE GRESTEST BRONZE BUDDHA IMAGE IN THAILAND
พระพุทธโคดม พระพุทธรูปโลหะสำริดองค์ใหญ่ที่สุดในประเทศไทย

PHRA KA KU SAN TO - THE WORLD'D GREATEST STUCCO BUDDHA IMAGE
พระกะกุสันโธ พระพุทธรูปปูนปั้นขนาดใหญ่ที่สุดในโลก

THE 3 WORLD'S GREATEST : GONG & MONK'S ARMS - BLOW & THE BRONE WHEEL OF LAW
ฆ้อง + บาตร + พระธรรมจักรทองสำริด ใหญ่ที่สุดในโลก

For visitors who enjoy shopping, I recommend to visit the market in the temple area. You can lbuy some local souvenirs and fresh products. The market is Large, Variety and Cheap.

Temple location is 70km far from Bangkok and 43km far from Suphanburi downtown.
Written May 8, 2016
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Suthep S
Bangkok, Thailand10 contributions
Hell Thai
Jan 2016
Here is the nice place to see what's Thai local also the local culture when they are going to the temple.
Written April 2, 2016
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J M
Kanchanaburi, Thailand67 contributions
Welcome to hell, Thai style.
Jul 2015 • Solo
Wat Phai Ruang Wua has a lot to offer, a hug Bot, the largest cast Buddha in Thailand (maybe the world) plus hundreds of lesser Buddha's venerating it but most people come for the atrocities. Hundreds of cement sculpture depicting with exquisite grotesqueness the tortures of the damned in Buddhist hell. Really a fantastic collection of horrors to scare people in to kow towing to the men in orange. Don't forget to put money in each box as you wander around the grounds to save your soul.
Written August 3, 2015
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