Wat Wang Wiwekaram

Wat Wang Wiwekaram, Sangkhla Buri

Wat Wang Wiwekaram
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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand38,942 contributions
Aug. 2020
Wat Wang Wiwekaram is beautiful and peaceful. The main hall is nice. Girls aren’t allowed in the hall. The buildings in the temple are well maintained.
Written 7 August 2020
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic5,021 contributions
Nov. 2019
This is not Thai style so you can feel a little bit of Nepal in Thailand. Not the coolest thing I have ever seen, but it's close to Chedi Phutthakhaya. So if you are already close to the place, pay a visit also to this temple complex.
Written 29 February 2020
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Donald W
Bangkok, Thailand164 contributions
Jan. 2020
We think this special temple is very beautiful and pleasant to visit. The other buildings in the temple complex are also beautiful. The best time to visit if you want to get a good photo is about 3 pm when the sun strikes the from of the building.
Written 7 January 2020
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Shaheen
17 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Friends
Beautiful architecture. I am not a Buddhist but I went in. People were praying. I think if you want to see cultural Thailand. This is a place to be.
Written 23 November 2019
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jobst56
Hamburg, Germany1,707 contributions
Nov. 2019
To get here you need some form of transport as it is quite some way from town.
In the open large building you can learn a lot about the history of the place and of the most revered abbot.
If still available, buy the beautiful photo book inside the building at 299.- THB
Written 20 November 2019
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हरिणः
237 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Friends
Quiet Wat.
Wat in remembrance of the Monk presiding this Wat. There are videos of the Monk at the Wat and some history. Close to the Mon village. Quite few Wats around.
Written 5 June 2018
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ch0cbr0wnie
London, UK130 contributions
Feb. 2018 • Couples
It'a pleasant enough monastery, you can observe people living everyday life there. We saw little boys-monks, which was interesting. Very quiet place, some beautiful buildings. It is spread between two parts, so on hot day might be a challenge walking.
Written 19 February 2018
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Kiwisflythecoop
Te Anau, New Zealand751 contributions
Aug. 2017 • Couples
An interesting place to visit, quite a large site and a reflection of the different cultures and information on local history dedicated to Luangpho Ajahn Tala Uttama the Mon monk who set up the temple and is still highly respected by the local people. He still lies in state on site. Everyone you meet is friendly especially if you are respectful with your clothing.
Written 10 August 2017
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Charn P
Bangkok, Thailand4,039 contributions
Nov. 2016 • Couples
The original Wat Wang Wiwekaram is semi-submerged in the dam and being refer to the Underwater Temple. The present Wat Wang Wiwekaram Temple had been inspired by Luang Pho Uttama to rebuild on higher land. Visitors should find time to see both temples and appreciate the strong religious believe of the local residences. Even though progress had taken away their beloved temple, the Karen and Mon Villagers pickup themselves and built another temple to continue with them believe.

FYI: Luang Pho Uttama also inspired the local residences to build the Wooden Mon Bridge. Our late King Rama 9 was a believer of Luang Pho Uttama for all the great deed he had done for the Karen and Mon residences in Sangkhlaburi.
Written 22 November 2016
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MinickL
Melbourne, Australia708 contributions
Nov. 2016
This Wat is famous for the monk Luang Phaw Uttama who was born in Burma but fled to Thailand during a war and eventually built the Wat in Sangkhlaburi. He was also responsible for construction of the famous Mon Wooden Bridge in Sangkhlaburi. He championed the cause of the Mon people, particularly educating Mon children. When he died in his late 90s there was an outpouring of grief amongst the Mon and other Thais. His body is held at the Wat and is a place of reverence for the Mon people. The Wat itself isn't particularly pretty but the history is interesting.
Written 4 November 2016
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