Wat Ket is a delightful oasis of quiet and idiosyncratic charm. It lacks the bustle and the often ostentatious character of the main temples in the inner city.There is real sense of piety, and buddhist or not, the peaceful atmosphere invites one to share the respect of the worshippers.
The buildings are outstanding - a venerable 500 year old, stupa, a small and beautifully restored ordination hall and a charming teakwood house.The bas reliefs are both original and of a very high standard. Being founded in the Chinese year of the dog this is the overall theme of the temple with plaster dogs of every conceivable breed dotted around. A word of warning - there are many live dogs in the temple which are perfectly well behaved and quiet during the day but not not so friendly after dark.
The museum, founded by the thai/scottish son of an early 20th century trader (his ancestors still live in the area) is an unusual and pleasantly quirky find in the temple and is well worth a quarter hour's time
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