Wat Pa Kung

Wat Pa Kung, Si Somdet

Wat Pa Kung
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Jan T
Udon Thani, Thailand60 contributions
difficult find but beautyful place
Dec 2018
nice place out off the city. A beautyful bulding mutch different than the other tempels First we can't find it but with google maps easy to find the way.
Written February 3, 2019
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desi d
3,911 contributions
Different and enjoyable.
Mar 2017 • Solo
If you’re in Roi Et and have time with transport it’s worth seeing. I get the feeling it’s not visited by many Foreigners and very little if any signs in English but it’s not far from Roi Et only a 25 minute drive maximum. Not well sign posted but GPS will make it easy and as you find the car park there are 2 gates, as you look at them enter the one on the left and take the left fork and this will take you to the stone Chedi. It is only a few hundred meters and there is a small lake area opposite where you can sit and relax and contemplate the not so normal thing you are about to see! I wish I knew the story behind this but I have yet to find out, the outer building appears finished but not the inner. Murals surround the entire building both inside and out, the outer being carved in sandstone and the inner painted on the walls. The inner being more graphic with colour and showing pictures of a hell and heaven situation which is a Thai belief or understanding! While inside I had the entire place to myself and it did feel a bit spooky, I guess my pics will explain why! The grounds are quite large and the resident monks are busy cleaning the place but I must admit that I would quite like some of their houses as a holiday home. Some nice wild life there and I got a few pics of a male peacock passing by a water monitor; you don’t see that every day! See pics please. There is also a small area with a Mercedes car show room, which I’m not sure what that is about! The central lake has another building which was closed at the time of my visit although it did look important with manikins of revered monks. I finished the visit with a nice cool drink in the car park and enjoyed the visit.
Written March 31, 2017
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand2,589 contributions
This temple is great for mediation and practice buddhism
Mar 2017 • Solo
The vicinity of this temple is very huge with tropical deciduous forest , highlight buildings are the glass-made stupa with wax portraits of great Monk SriMahaVeero surrounding by ponds. Another highlight is Sandstone pagodas which resemble world heritage Berobudur. It's at Amphur Somdej which is not far from city of Roi Et.
Written March 5, 2017
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Peter S
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Very scenic Wat
Apr 2016 • Friends
In the middle of Isan, in Si Somdet district, the building was started and completed within a single year (2004) by followers of the late Luang Pu Sri Mahweero. The tiered stupa Chedi Hin Sai is a great place to contemplate life. To sit back and to inhale the spirit of this unique place. Chedi Hin Sai is open daily from 8am to 6pm. Admission is free. Respectful visits are requested.
Luang Pu Sri Maheeero also built Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol - one of Thailand’s largest pagodas.
Written April 11, 2016
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