Wat Phra Nang Sang

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hunglow
Phuket, Thailand1,367 contributions
Dec 2019
a very beautiful and colourful new temple and a very basic and peaceful old temple that is over 200 years old.
Written January 4, 2020
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Wanderlust Family
Tolmie, Australia927 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
A wonderful and beautifully decorated old temple in Phuket! The temple complex is quite large, with a number of temples to see and not ordinary with many large statue monks, paintings and adamants. The roof of one of the main temples is exquisite, the amount of work that has gone into it is remarkable. This temple is not touristy which is nice for a change. We were luck enough to be blessed by a monk while we were visiting.
Written July 12, 2019
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Yogesh G
Mumbai, India508 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
beautiful temple!! combination of natural and divine beauty together must visit place well maintianed neat and clean..
Written February 3, 2018
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Stéphane A
22 contributions
Aug 2017
Very original, strange match of statues. For some reason though the place is really worn down and poorly maintained, I even wondered if it had been down on purpose, as a reminder of our decaying nature ;-)
Written August 12, 2017
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Cathy&Gary
South Australia, Australia16,140 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Wat Phra Nang Sang is Phuket’s oldest Temple with a history going back over 500 years. It is sometimes called the messy Temple due to the huge number of statues in the grounds and I am happy to say there is even more there now from when I visited a few years ago, I really enjoyed looking through here, such an interesting history and so much to see.

In 1785 the grounds in front of the Temple were used as a battlefield between locals and the invading Burmese and legend says that Lady Luad Khao who was the consort of the ruler of Nakhon Si Thammarat was condemned to death for supposedly having an affair.

Before her death, she asked to pay her last worship to the Lord Buddha relics in Sri Lanka. It was upon her return she built the Temple and this is how the name came to be, Phra Nang Sang means built by Royal Lady.

When she was executed a miracle happened, her blood was white, and so she became known as the Lady of White Blood Phra Nang Luad Khao. She always maintained her innocence and the fact her blood flowed white proves this.

Also at Wat Phra Nang Sang are 3 ancient tin Buddha images which are called Phra Nai Pung (Abdomen Buddha Image) or Phra Sam Kasat (Three King Buddha Image). The images were all in the abdomens of normal looking Buddha statues to hide them from the Burmese.

There are also statues of Lady Chan and Lady Mook who are Phuket’s heroines and once they were assigned their Royal titles of Thao Thepkrasatri and Thao Srisunthon they came to Wat Phra Nang Sang to pay their respects the Buddha image.

Wat Phra Nang Sang is north of the Heroines Monument on the left side of Thepkasathri Rd just before the turn off to Surin.
Written April 2, 2017
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Denise B
35 contributions
Jan 2017
We had our wedding blessed her by the Buddhist monks and it s everything you could wish for. The monks so humble and serene. The temple and it ground peaceful and beautiful. Truly felt blessed to be here
Written January 31, 2017
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_modongbuy2016
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Not crowded so a great place to relax and take a breath. The temple itself is not over impressive but compared to the overcrowded other temples this one is by far my favorite one.
Written August 5, 2016
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crosis
Whanganui, New Zealand1,632 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
While not a patch on many of the great temples around Asia, this was still a welcome respite from the tourist culture on most of the island. Worth a visit.
Written July 21, 2016
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TernCk
Bangkok, Thailand152 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
good place to visit! there is one of historical temple in Phuket.
as you know, there were 2 ladies who help the guys to protect the phuket town in the past. they were here to settle all people and made war together with Burma.

the travellers can read story on the wall... they write all story about phuket in the past there.
Written May 10, 2016
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Penpan T
Thailand6 contributions
Feb 2015
Rather quiet place to relax, good chance to worship the Goddess of Mercy “Guanyin” and pay homage to the Queen Mahsuri she was in the Legend of Langkawi.
Written June 21, 2015
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