The Underwater Temple

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JJ K
Hua Hin, Thailand155 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Friends
As of DEC 2021, the water behind the dam is at a multi-year high. This temple id now almost completely submerged and unavailable to visit.
Written 6 January 2022
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Waew
4 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Solo
able to enter the tissue Archaeological remains of temples and houses in the past belonging to the Mon community, which remain such as houses, schools, bell towers, wihans, and a church with only a flap with Mon art patterns remains to be seen. Take a boat ride to see the atmosphere of the trees and the vast river together with the interesting way of life of the Mon people.
Written 20 July 2021
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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand38,942 contributions
Aug. 2020
We took the private boat tour for 300 Baht plus tips. The boat was long tailed. The boat driver took us to see three temples: two in the lake and one on the hill. The tour is about one hour and it is amazing. Highly Recommended.
Written 7 August 2020
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic5,021 contributions
Nov. 2019
Not much to see here, everything is under water. It's possible to take pictures, but mostly when you are closer to the parts remaining above the water.
There are some traditional houses on your way to this place, which I liked.
Written 29 February 2020
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Donald W
Bangkok, Thailand164 contributions
Jan. 2020
This is the only place left above water when the dam flooded the village. Convenient and inexpensive boat rides are readily available, so many people visit it. We've been there 3 times, but it's never been crowded. An excellent choice for Buddhists and photographers alike!
Written 7 January 2020
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Shaheen
17 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Friends
I felt like I'm in some movie. So beautiful. It was calm, away from cities. The view of the sunset and far away mountain. If you have money, buy flowers from the people. They are poor. Love the Buddha temple. People make wishes there.
Written 23 November 2019
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jobst56
Hamburg, Germany1,707 contributions
Nov. 2019
To get here you need to hire a boat and boatsman.
When we were there there were only about two to three meters of the main building and the drum tower sticking out of the water.
Written 20 November 2019
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GoodFood F
Bangkok, Thailand13 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Friends
visit during April or May only if you want to walk down to the temple that's the only time when the water was all the way down, or else you will stay on the boat looking at the half-displayed above the water temple.
Written 3 December 2018
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JJ K
Hua Hin, Thailand155 contributions
Aug. 2018
Overall, I was a bit disappointed with our visit to the MON village. I had expected more about the culture and heritage of the MON ppl. In reality it is not much more that a typical market place. YET the highlight for me was the visit to this temple. When the Vijiralongkorn dam was built an entire city was flooded at the top end at Sangklaburi. The only remaining structure is the hilltop temple. As the water level behind the dam ebbs and flows the temple is accessible or not. As of SEP 2018 the water level behind the dam is at an all-time high. The temple is TRULY underwater and not accessible. You get there by hiring a boat (holding 6-10ppl) for a short trip down stream from the famous wooden bridge. For the price the excursion itself would be worthwhile even if you can't stop at the temple complex. Many photo ops along the route. Need to wait until after the rainy season to actually visis the temple grounds.
Written 9 September 2018
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हरिणः
237 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Friends
Wat Saam Prasob.
Accessible via water n road during dry season. Its just a different view from the Wat overlooking the waters. One of the Wats in usual Wat tour packages. 300 THB by boat for 1 Wat and 500 THB by boat for 3 Wats. Prices are negotiable. Prices listed are per person.
Written 6 June 2018
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