Wat Phra Loi

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Wiphawee Khodchawong
U Thong, Thailand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Wat Phra Loi is a temple that is visited by a large number of people. There is also a place to worship and feed the fish. And there is also a small market zone as well.
Written July 16, 2021
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,932 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Unless you are a fanatic, trying to check every wat in Thailand off your "to see" list, the main attraction of this temple is the "fish sanctuary" in the river alongside. Thousands of large catfish work themselves into a frenzy fighting to get at the slices of bread that visitors toss into the water. Interestingly, the bread is specially baked in a local bakery for the temple, which sells the bread to temple visitors wanting to make merit from feeding the fish. It's very entertaining to watch the feeding. We've seen these types of fish sanctuaries and feeding at several places in Thailand, but this spot seemed to have the most fish we've seen anyway.
Written November 28, 2020
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froghop26
Hobart, Australia74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
Many interesting artifacts and a stunning Buddha. I visited this temple regularly when lived in Suphanburi. I found it a very calming place to visit.
Written January 22, 2018
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,601 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Wat Phra Loi is a revered Buddhist temple in Suphanburi because it houses a Buddha image, Phra Phutthanawaramonghjorn, that legend has it floated down the Tha Chin River and washed ashore here. So a temple was built to honour and house it.

Now don't ask me how a sandstone Buddha weighing several hundred kilograms managed to "float" down the river, for who am I to question local folklore.

Phra Phutthanawatmongkhon is depicted seated under a Naga, a mythic serpent, whose hood covers and protects the Buddha.

There is a large pond in front of the temple where you can feed thousands of carp that live there.
Written October 5, 2017
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Masahiko M
Bangkok, Thailand1,460 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This is one of the prestigious temples that are said to have been built during the Ayutthaya Dynasty and are located along Sompalakon Road (Suphanburi River) in the northern part of Suphanburi city. The name of this temple is said to come from the fact that a sandstone Buddha statue floating in the Suphanburi River was salvaged here. It is located a few kilometers north of Wat Phra Si Mahathat and Wat Kae, which are said to have been built around the same time, along the Suphanburi Historical Road. Tourism development has only just begun in recent years, and a market has been opened in a corner of the temple grounds, which appears to be aimed at worshippers.
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Written December 16, 2023
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Valter M
Milan, Italy3,392 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
One of the ancient temples of Suphan Buri. The construction date remains unknown; however, it could be argued that the temple was probably built in the mid-era of King U-thong. In the temple, in addition to the famous floating Buddha image, there are many interesting places and things. Furthermore, the temple has a magnificent new ubosot with four grandiose gable ends. Housed in the building, is an exquisite statue of Phra Buddha Nawa Ratcha Mongkhon along with other ancient sandstone images of Lord Buddha in various positions. Furthermore, the temple possesses the body of Luang Pu Taem, a famous monk who was respected by both locals and foreigners. Even though he died a long time ago, surprisingly, his body does not decay. Additionally, the temple has a jetty known as "Uthayan Matcha", an area meant to protect aquatic animals. Last but not least, there are a number of beautiful statues around the temple, including, for example, sculptures of the Vessantara Jataka, tales of one of the Buddha's past lives, and sculptures of Chinese deities, etc. These works of art help make the atmosphere of the temple more fascinating.
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Written November 15, 2023
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