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I have been to both these lovely places many times to see.  Today wanted to show Jaeb as she has not been to them. Both interesting and fun to explore.  

Wat Srisunthon 


To see more. Learn. And where visit this link Wat Srisunthon 

Temple Tha Rue Shrine  

Jaeb met the guide here.  Very helpful . He is from the same town as Jaeb. A small town in Issan. 



Can see and learn more at Tha Rue Shrine  click 

Wat Khao Rang Samakkhitham at one time had the largest Buddhist statue on Phuket Thailand.  The Big Buddha at Chalong now is larger.  But this temple is worth the visit.

Go with Jaeb Na Ka and I on our trip there.  

Located on Rang Hill in Phuket town.   Kinda hard to find but we will give you a Google map at the bottom.  

There are two areas of the Wat . The older building where the big Buddha is located on top.  If you park in the parking lot across the street.  

There is the newer area where the new temple is.  There is a large statue of Yammaraj or the Lord of darkness. 

Many carving and statues to see. Take the steps with the green NAGA  SNAKES. 

Jaeb

Hours

Open around 8 and closed late afternoon 

Map click here for larger map

I went with Jaeb to Wat Chalong Phuket Thailand for her to receive blessing . Asanha Bucha is one of the most important Buddhist days.  

 text from wikipedia

Asanha Bucha in ThailandThai:อาสาฬหบูชา) is a TheravadaBuddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the eighth lunar month. It is celebrated in CambodiaThailandSri LankaLaosMyanmar and in countries with Theravada Buddhist populations. Asalha Puja, also known as Dhamma Day, is one of Theravada Buddhism’s most important festivals, celebrating as it does the Buddha’s first sermon in which he set out to his five former associates the doctrine that had come to him following his enlightenment. This first pivotal sermon, often referred to as “setting into motion the wheel of dhamma,” is the teaching which is encapsulated for Buddhists in the four noble truths: there is suffering (dukkha); suffering is caused by craving (tanha); there is a state (nibbana) beyond suffering and craving; and finally, the way to nirvana is via the eightfold path. All the various schools and traditions of Buddhism revolve around the central doctrine of the four noble truths

The day is observed by donating offerings to temples and listening to sermons

Wat Chalong Phuket Thailand 

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The Kek Lok Si Temple (simplified Chinese: 极乐寺; traditional Chinese: 極樂寺; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ki̍k-lo̍k-sī; Penang Hokkien for “Temple of Supreme Bliss” or “Temple of Sukhavati” or “Jile Si”) is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang facing the sea and commanding an impressive view, and is one of the best known temples on the island. It is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. It is also an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhists from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and other countries in Southeast Asia. This entire complex of temples was built over a period from 1890 to 1930, an inspirational initiative of Beow Lean, the Abbot. The main draw in the complex is the striking seven-storey Pagoda of Rama VI (Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas) with 10,000 alabaster and bronze statues of Buddha, and the 30.2 metres (99 ft) tall bronze statue of Kuan Yin…

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My Thai

I couldn’t believe that I am coming for over 13 years to Phonthong and nobody showed me this rare and exceptional piece of temple. I was not even aware that something like this exists in the vicinity of where I came for holidays so many times.

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A temple completely made out of bottles. Just at the northern edge of Phonthong. Not so far from where we used to have our roasted chicken lunch every other day.

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Thousands of green bottles have been used to construct this temple in Phonthong. Where did all the bottles come from? I didn’t dare to ask.

A beautiful sight from outside and a nice interior as well.

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And an very interesting surounding.

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There was something special in this temple area, which I haven’t seen before.
Huge overdimenional creatures.

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A man and a woman starved to the bones and huge in stature.

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It reflects the believe of…

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Preah Vihear Cambodia World heritage open court impression

Preah Vihear a Khymer World Heritage Site Cambodia

I made the trip in 2006 and went with family for 1/2 day.  Then was controlled by Thailand but the dispute has settled and now Cambodia is in charge and safe to travel there

We recommend  Angkor Best Tour Guide as they have a good reputation and reviews.  This is not a paid recommendation!

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