Wat Phu Khao Kaew

Wat Phu Khao Kaew, Phibun Mangsahan: Tickets, Tours, Address, Wat Phu Khao Kaew Reviews: 4/5

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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,551 contributions
Sadly Neglected
Dec 2019 • Couples
Dating from 1937, this temple is most unusual in its design and decoration. It prominently features brown glazed ceramics to render scenes from ancient Khmer-style sanctuaries in a more modern way. You find ceramic guardian lions, apsaras (celestial dancers) and dwarapalas. It is an interesting concept which showcases ceramic art in an innovative way. However, the whole temple is sadly neglected and maintenance issues are visible everywhere. At 82 years of age, the paint is peeling off a lot of the ceramics, wasps have made nests in the wooden lintel gallery in the basement and the main pool is bone-dry.

If it was restored, this could again be an interesting 20th century wat.
Written December 10, 2019
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