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Big Buddhist temple

The paintings in the shrine were amazing and beautiful. Some trees and pavilion nearby provided... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Attractive Wat complex located near the old town

This is perhaps the most attractive of the temples located in Songhkla and is well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2018
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Oct 1, 2018
“Big Buddhist temple”
Mar 5, 2019
“Very historical Temple”
This large and dramatic temple, located in the heart of the old city, houses a branch of the National Museum.
Old Town, Songkhla 90000, Thailand
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

I considered very lucky to have a chance to visit this temple which was built very long ago. In the shrine hall, the drawing was really artistic and very beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

The paintings in the shrine were amazing and beautiful. Some trees and pavilion nearby provided much needed shade. Peaceful place

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cheongzw
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Wat Matchimawat (or Wat Klang) has considered as the essential monastery in Songkhla town. It was believed that Wat klang was built firstly, Later on, Wat Liep was built in the north together with Wat Pho was built in the south, then a local community...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

This is perhaps the most attractive of the temples located in Songhkla and is well worth a visit when you're there. It's easily accessible on foot from the old town and combined with a visit to the old town. Seems to have been recently restored...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank KGB777
Reviewed December 22, 2017

In thailand there are mainly two practices for buddhism monks one is Maha Nikaya and the other is Dharmmayuttika Nikaya.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank ThaiChineseMalaysia
Reviewed November 1, 2017

This probably Songkla's most interesting Buddhist Temple and grounds-- but also its most frustrating! The frustration relates to the infrequency of its being open to Buddhists as well as visitors!! The architecture and colour are impressive-- and the "Temple grounds" can captivate one's attention! It...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Impressive aritecture but lack of maintenance I think, looks untidy the day we visited. Cozy windy day with blue sky, was very relaxing spot for us. Because it was closed, we were able to enjoy the garden with the dogs and building aritecture only!

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

I spent half an hour wandering around the large temple grounds, I liked the stone pathways and the building architecture, also most signs are in English. There is a small museum housing some basic pottery and religious artifacts, the main temple was locked up. Located...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank sja74
Reviewed February 18, 2016

it is located in the old town of songkla. it has really beautiful aritecture. the pillars and the golden colour makes this temple attractive. it was closed at the time of my visit.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

One of the most beautiful temples in Songkhla with outstanding wall paintings in the main vihara. However, the only time I had a chance to see them was when I chanced upon a monk performing some prayers inside. Other than that it is always closed....More

Thank Kabir O
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