Wat Bang Riang

Wat Bang Riang, Thap Put

Wat Bang Riang
4.5
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Bhavs
Greater London, UK272 contributions
Beautiful temple
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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Wanderlust Family
Tolmie, Australia927 contributions
Fine Thai architecture
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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Richard C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates133 contributions
Amazing views
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, Singapore2,266 contributions
interesting buddhism complex
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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Cathy&Gary
South Australia, Australia16,140 contributions
Spectacular Views
Nov 2017 • Friends
Wat Bang Riang is a spectacular Temple complex on top of Khao Lan Mountain in Thap Put which is in Phang Nga Province and it is well worth the trip.

Towards the top of the mountain you will come across a huge car park, stop here for some photos but then carry on driving to the top where there is another car park and a coffee shop. From here you can explore everything at Wat Bang Riang.

Wat Bang Riang’s proper name is Wat Rat Upatam. Once you walk up to the beautiful Pagoda called Chedi Phutthathambanlue walk over to the right for some magnificent views out over the countryside of Kwan Yin the Chinese Goddess of Compassion and further in the distance Phra Nak Prok a beautiful large Golden Buddha.

There is a 20baht entrance fee to enter the Pagoda which is beautiful. You can also walk down the stairs to see the above statues close up.

To visit Wat Bang Riang from Phuket is about a 2 hour drive and 1.5 hours from Khao Lak.
Written April 15, 2018
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WayneAP
City of Greater Geelong, Australia3,578 contributions
Majestic
Feb 2018 • Couples
A slow steep drive to the car park gets you right at the entrance that has dragons the whole length of the driveway leading up to the Temple.
The 20 Baht entry fee is well worth it, the view overlooking the large statues on the hillside is spectacular.
Inside the Temple it is as you would expect with intricate carvings, gold and very brightly coloured and the sense of calm and tranquility.
Do remember the dress code but should you forget, they supply you with a pair of rather large pants!
Well worth a visit.
Written February 25, 2018
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Stewart W
Phuket, Thailand99 contributions
Local Gem
Jun 2017 • Business
Just short of 5 stars for mine (but not much). Perched high on a small mountain and offers great views back down towards the Phang Nga delta. Very quiet on our visit and extremely peaceful. As far as Wats go this is standard fair but in very good condition and the extreme peacefulness makes it a must visit. Coffee vendor a bit average - 60 baht for an under-sized serve and indeed not that good.
Written July 16, 2017
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,117 contributions
Beautiful views
May 2017 • Family
This is one of the more beautiful temples of Southern Thailand. It is only accessible by driving there. Some parts are not maintained well and good fitness is needed if you are to see everything as there is some strenuous walking.
Written May 29, 2017
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Lovelife
Sydney, Australia81 contributions
Beautiful & Peaceful :)
Oct 2016 • Couples
This place is beautiful! Make sure you make a stop at the Ship Temple before you go to the main temple. Its amazing! The temples are beautiful, every detail so intricate, the main temple itself is very beautiful and the monks strictly enforce a dress code, so make sure you dress appropriately, although you can purchase clothing to wear before you enter the temple. Please be respectful.
The views are spectacular as are the carvings and details. Make sure you spend time to just relax and take in the serenity.
I loved the Goddess of Compassion statue, she is so beautiful and the views out to look at her is breathtaking.
Will be going back in 16days :)
Written March 14, 2017
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Gerard M
Phang Nga, Thailand443 contributions
Nice temple, good view!
May 2015 • Couples
The temple area is nice! At the lower part is a temple in the shape of a boat. When you go up you will pass three statues, further is a parking lot. From here you can go to the main area: beautiful temple, Buddha-relics inside!
The view over the plantations is nice, you can also see a Big Buddha statue and a Chinese Goddess. From the point where you see them, you can walk down to get closer.

There are not so many people that see this temple, never crowded.
Can drink coffee in a small shop at parking lot.

Entrance fee 20 baht.
Transport: You need to have your own transport or can ask to make a trip. (At manora-garden they can do)
Time: Easy to stay 1-2 hours.
Written August 21, 2015
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