Wat Bang Riang
Wat Bang Riang
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the_fowlers
Edinburgh, UK94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're staying in Krabi and interested in seeing any of the temples, you absolutely need to go see Wat Ban Riang. We stayed in Ao Nang and couldn't find any tours that went there so we rented a van/driver for the day to head north to see the temple. It was absolutely stunning, I've never seen anything like it. The country side surrounding the temple is beautiful; undulating green hills as far as the eye can see. The temple itself is incredibly ornate and intricate. The massive statues of the Chinese Goddess of Compassion and Buddha are incredible. Of all the excursions we did in Krabi, this was by far our favourite. It is a great way to spend a day; you have to see it!
Written June 26, 2010
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Wanderlust Family
Tolmie, Australia1,096 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Stunning Buddhist complex with a number of temples and areas to admire. Unfortunately our guide only took us to the lower temples and we missed out on the ones on the hillside. However, it was still beautiful, fine Thai architecture. Despite the fact that it is not on the usual tourist beaten path, it’s well worth a visit if you have time to spare or if your traveling from krabi to Phuket or vice versa.

Written July 12, 2019
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joost32
Helmond86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
Absolutely worth visiting this temple. It is well kept and has beautiful views from the top of the hill. You have to wear long shorts and shirts otherwise you'll have to borrow one at the temple for 20 Baht.
Written December 30, 2012
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Cristna_B
Bucharest, Romania57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
The view and the location of the temple are absolutely amazing. I loved it even more than the Wat Tham Sua. We rent a taxi for the whole day and the driver took us to Wat Tham Sua, What Bang Riang and Tha Pom Nature Trail and it was an utterly beautiful day. Actually, all the days spent in that area of Thailand were beautiful, the only point of interest for tourists which I would avoid being the Hot Spring Waterfall.
Written January 14, 2013
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Richard C
London, UK128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
A 90 minute drive from Khoa Lak and it’s worth it. Although the temple is not the best it’s location and views make up for it. It was built in the late 1980s so reasonably modern in terms of historical sites.

If you are fit enough and can handle steps it’s worth the effort to get closer and see the golden giant Buddha.
Written May 18, 2019
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Lost In Asia
Singapore, Singapore3,371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
came here for a day trip from Khao Lak.

First temple is the Thai temple located on the hill top, have to walk up the stairs to go to the top, there is a Chedi and surround by other buddhas on the base of the complex.

From there, one can see the surrounding area, there is a giant size Buddha and also Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy).

Very interesting place to spend a few hours wondering around to take photos and enjoy the scenery.
Written March 24, 2019
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lisaannem
Vancouver, Canada176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011
This temple is about an hour and a half's drive from Ao Nang. We rented a car and driver for the day to visit Bang Rieng and Than Bok Khoranee park for a cost of 2,500 baht (about $80). The setting on a mountain side is stunning, as is the temple and its surrounding gardens. Don't forget to visit the gigantic Goddess of Compassion and seated Buddha statues, easily accessible by foot down and up the hillside from the main temple. For more information and lots of photos, see my blog post here: http://lmaclean.ca/?p=3243
Written December 10, 2011
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InlyF
Jakarta, Indonesia582 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Friends
What is the MUST things to do when visiting Thailand? It is temple visit. Since this time i arrived at Krabi, so will find temple near Krabi. With Car in about 1 hour from Ao Nang beach, visit Wat Bang Riang. This was my second time visiting Temple outside Indonesia. This temple got GOOD one (ok, not so good on maintenance). Must VISIT if you stay at Ao Nang, Krabi
Written May 2, 2012
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Dave
Goostrey, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The most amazing and emotional experience I have experienced.

Am sorry but words cannot capture my feelings about this structure and the Buddha a short distance away.

The temple breathtaking
Written July 17, 2023
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Bhavs
Greater London, UK355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
We went to this temple as a part of the 3 temple tour, it situated high up in the mountains and has a beautiful view of the James’s Bond island and views of the hills.

The temple it self was a small walk up from the car park, shoes are left outside and the temple itself was small but so peaceful and tranquil. They guide tools us around the temple and explained everything about it. It was lovely.

The grounds are beautiful too and the views from the top are amazing. It was really nice walking through the grounds. From the top you can see a couple of other big statues that are just amazing. Unfortunately when we went they had work going on to the temple so was covered in scaffolding which meant we didn’t get to see it in it’s full splendid state however it was beautiful even like that.
Written August 27, 2019
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