Wat Phra That Nong Bua

Wat Phra That Nong Bua, Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Phra That Nong Bua
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Little Wandering Wren
Bangkok, Thailand816 contributions
A wat wow
Nov 2020
Definitely worth some time in any visit to Ubon to wander the grounds. Unique and interesting, very photographic, lots of interest.
Written December 13, 2020
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HawaiianBlues
Bangkok, Thailand511 contributions
Unique Wat Complex Worthy to See
Sep 2020 • Couples
We found the complex’s geometric layout, incorporated Thai designs and the well-maintained grounds all definite reasons to visit. Our recognition and respect to the local supporters and patrons of this wat. We spent easily over an hour walking all parts of the complex site.
Written September 28, 2020
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Wolfee600
Singapore, Singapore662 contributions
Wow.
Feb 2020 • Friends
Really amazing sight
Well worth the effort to visit.

One of the sure must visit if in this town

It can be a little noisy as there are groups playing music and dancing. To give thanks for wishes granted.

Tale it all in as that is the practise for this temple.

Beautiful and amazing
Written February 11, 2020
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,495 contributions
Impressive wax statues
Aug 2019 • Business
This is one of the most famous temple in Ubon as they are known to produce the wax statues used in a parade. During my visit, there was a temple festival showcasing the wax statues.

The wax statues were impressive as there were huge and filled with very
Intricate details.
Written August 19, 2019
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Carlos K
Khanom, Thailand212 contributions
Magic temple
Jul 2019 • Couples
Enjoyed very much this beautiful temple resembling pyramides in the center of ubon rachathani must see when visiting.
Written July 2, 2019
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Nick E
Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand22 contributions
Gorgeous Temple in Ubon
May 2019 • Friends
If you're in Ubon you should definitely take the time to explore the grounds of this truly unique temple. I've seen many temples in Thailand and this one really stands out!
Written June 4, 2019
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Anna M
122 contributions
Nothing to do with Bodhgaya Temple in India
Apr 2019 • Solo
New Temple nice but top much decorsted luxury, it you have been in Bodhgaya in India you can escape this twmple
Written April 16, 2019
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Lopec15
Khon Kaen Thailandia410 contributions
Tour in Ubon
Apr 2019 • Friends
This temple was so big and so nice! All is perfect there. I suggest everyone to have a look ! I would like tell you more but I know history about Thailand temple just a little.
Written April 14, 2019
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TJim60
354 contributions
Beautiful Temple
Mar 2019 • Couples
Appropriately located on Thamma Withi Street just a short 700 meters from the junction with Highway 231. TW Street is at the corner with the The Home Ubon Restaurant.

Built some 62 years ago to commemorate the 2,500 year anniversary of the death of the Buddha (mahaparinirvana). If you're a tourist, this temple's main attraction is the beautiful architecture. If you're Buddhist, the architecture is no doubt fine, but it's the Buddha relic in the large chedi/stupa which is more important offering the opportunity to "tam bun" in an auspicious location..

According to reports, this is the only wat in Thailand that has a rectangular chedi. The chedi is modeled on Mahabodhi Stupa at Bohdgaya, India where the Buddha reached enlightenment. Exquisitely decorated both inside and outside. As appropriate, the Buddha statues within are in the posture of subduing Mara.

Among the opportunities for making merit in the chedi, there are a series of 8 Buddha statues each in a different canonical posture one for each day of the week, except Wednesday which has two. The first for births during the daytime. The second for evening. Pick the Buddha for your birthday. Insert a coin for an automated prayer. The first statue in the series (on the far left) is Sunday's posture.

The ubosot (bot) is modeled on the Mahaparinirvana temple in Kushnigar India where the Buddha's parinirvana (death) took place. The bot contains the Buddha in several canonical postures, dominated by a reclining Buddha in the posture of Mahaparinirvana. Laying on right side with his head supported by his right hand.

There are more examples of fine art and architecture on the temple grounds.

See the attached pictures.
Written March 30, 2019
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Chee W
12 contributions
Beautiful temple
Feb 2019 • Friends
it's a very beautiful temple built in the 50's. incredible internal structure. there is also a place where you can check your fortune by shaking a jar filled with sticks. hold the jar at your heart and pray for an answer to your question. then shake the jar with sticks, until on of the stick that falls out, it has a number on it, that is your fortune, check your fortune number at a board. it's in thai and mandarin so you will need some help with the translation.
Written March 10, 2019
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