Wat Tilok Aram

Wat Tilok Aram, Phayao City

Wat Tilok Aram
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flyingdoc1
Emsworth, UK535 contributions
Wat Tilok Aram
Dec 2019
This delightful temple, can only be approached from the water, and is accessible by a slow punt ride from the city shore boathouse. It is on the site of an earlier and larger temple, that sank into the lake at an earlier age! Most visitors stay for around half an hour or so, before taking the punt ride back to the city shore.
Written December 8, 2019
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John W
Hampshire, UK685 contributions
Ok if you want to use up a bit of time!
Nov 2019 • Couples
As others have said, the original temple was evidently submerged when the lake was created. I think it better to let it be and move on. Theres precious little there - a pile of old bricks with a Buddha image on top. Lots of far better opportunities for worship and sightseeing.
It seems to me the only people benefitting are the boat operators.
Written November 5, 2019
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APOL
Oldenburg, Germany473 contributions
Nice little boat trip
Nov 2018 • Couples
As this temple is located on a very small island it needs a 10 minute boat trip to visit it. You will get a life vest in order to feel safe. The embarkation and disembarkation can be a little bit difficult if the boat is full up. 20 minutes on the island are more than enough. So all in all you need about one hour to visit this lovely place. The temple itself is not that exciting but the combination with the boat trip makes it worth a visit.
Written June 13, 2019
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MoniBeer
Antwerp, Belgium41 contributions
Small boat trip
Jan 2019 • Couples
A short trip of about 15 minutes with a boat to the Wat Tilok Aram in Kwan Phayao. When you have spare time it's worth to do it, otherwise continue your voyage. Nothing special, just a moment of relaxation for 30 Baht per person (flowers and incense).
Written January 7, 2019
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jmt12london
Agonda, India387 contributions
a tad creepy
Oct 2017
we didn't particularly like the experience. setting off on a rowing boat and spending some time on the island seemed like a good idea but actually we regretted it. what was most unpleasant is that all sorts of animals, including turtles and eels, are kept in activity in appalling conditions in the sun, only to be released if you pay for them as a religious deed. i was tempted to throw the bucket full of turtles into the lake but then i don't fancy my chances in a thai jail. anyway, go to wat analayao thippayaram instead, absolutely magical
Written October 31, 2017
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Nadnerb2
Dublin Ireland304 contributions
Drown but not dead
Mar 2017 • Solo
This temple got submerged when they built water controls gates. It is a nice boat trip from the mainland and ask the driver to circumnavigate the island trice as is the Buddhist custom. Excellent
Written March 7, 2017
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Stekmer
Australia518 contributions
An interessting and great value little trip
Feb 2017 • Couples
The Wat is located on a small (and sinking) Island toward the middle of Lake Phayao. The 10 minute boat ride and 30 minute stay on the island was just about perfect - not too long and not too rushed.

Go early as possible - before the tour groups arrive.

From a jetty area, boats men wait for a minimum of 5 people before setting out across the Lake. (Leave anytime if you want to charter a boat).

For 30 baht, you are provided with a flotation vest, wide brimmed hat and a set of temple offerings.

After getting on the boat, it is a slow and safe ride to the island, the oars man standing at the rear of the boat. The embarkation and disembarkation are the most difficult parts of the 10 minute boat ride.

There are water creatures (turtles, eels, fish) that can be purchased for release in the lake.
Written March 1, 2017
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Tawan U.
Bangkok, Thailand254 contributions
Wonderful
Jan 2017 • Friends
It could be scary if you can't swim but have to take a boat to the temple. I was scared during my trip to there but i managed to feel calm on the way back. The temple is very small but it seems to be a nice place to just relax there for a while if you're in no rush.
Written January 6, 2017
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Pete M
Perth, Australia206 contributions
Nice
Aug 2015
Bit unusual. Have to take a wooden paddle boat across to the temple. Amusing trip wearing a straw hats
Written February 28, 2016
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Chanindh
Bangkok, Thailand178 contributions
An Unusual Buddhist Temple In The Middle of A Lake
Nov 2015 • Friends
If you are visiting Phayao (even for just a drive pass), it is very worthwhile to pay a visit to this temple in the middle of Lake Phayao. You will have to take a ferry boat at the designated pier at the lakefront area of Phayao town (ask the locals for direction). Excellent photo ops for both the casual and serious photographers. Best periods for visit are in the early morning and late afternoon, i.e. to avoid the strong midday sun.
Written February 26, 2016
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