Wat Thai Wattanaram
Wat Thai Wattanaram
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Tom Coyner
Seoul, South Korea9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The most impressive aspect is the reclining Buddha found behind the main hall, which should not be missed. It is supposed to the the second largest in Thailand after the much more famous one in Bangkok. It is done in Burmese style so it makes an interesting contrast with the Thai-style Bangkok one.

But overall, this temple, even by SE Asian wat standards, is over the top on BLING! If you like gold, you will love this place. I strongly recommend wearing dark glasses when visiting mid day during a sunny day. The glare can be pretty strong.
Written 2 March 2023
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Nutharin
Bangkok, Thailand291 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
If you have never seen a Burmese style temple, you should visit here. It was quite interesting such as an interactive setup, a big reclining buddha, many bhudda images and very golden constructions.

This temple was very close to the border between Burma and Thailand.
Written 25 October 2022
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PETER L
Pattaya, Thailand113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
One of the best overall temples I have visited. Not to be missed. Has that wow factor. While there, I was lucky to see local dancers performing.
Written 10 July 2022
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Chul S
4,413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Most famous as well as most revered (Buddha image) temple in Maesot, Tak Province. The temple was built by Shan Zu people in approximately year1880 influenced by Mynmar architecture, with many Hall. The main Hall " "Mahamuni" enshrined Mahamuni Buddha image which is highly revered by local people. The second attraction is the Reclining buddha image which is the second largest of the kind in the Kingdom. The third one is "the Golden Hall" with red wall decorated with golden metal plate including the statues of twin Swan, Male and female, or the upper and lower one standing in front of the Golden Hall. In the corridor at the front right hand side when entering the temple are many revered objects such as Gyun-in, "Thep Tun-Jai" or "Instant success" Diety said to be sacred. Very interesting as well as educated. Do not miss if you have a chance.
Written 18 December 2019
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Wolfee600
Singapore, Singapore763 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
Myanmar style temple in Thailand. Near the border. Very good visit. Don’t miss it if you are in Mae Sot.
Written 5 November 2019
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scalopages
1,390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Business
The main hotspot are the bronze lions in the main entrance - very hugh. The architecture of the temple is also purely
Myanmar style. The temple is very close to border but very peacefully quiet.
Written 7 April 2016
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Suraphol S
Bangkok, Thailand16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
One of the most beautiful Temple in the North. The temple is mixed between Thai and Burmese style. There is a huge sleeping Buddha. Maybe the biggest ever seen.
Written 19 January 2016
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
Wat Thai Wattanaram (also spelled Wat Chai Wattanaram) is one of the most bizarre Buddhist temples I have ever visited.

The temple buildings, chedis and stupas are dazzlingly colourful, being built in the Burmese style of Mahayana Buddhism.

The temple features a huge reclining Buddha and a marble Buddha.

It was built in 1639 by King Prasat Thong in memory of his mother.

But the complex includes features that belong more to a side show alley than to a Buddhist temple.

There is one building dedicated to a scene of Buddhas around a water feature, with fountains and wishing wells. A standing plaster Buddha and an Apsera (heavenly figure) hold silver monk's begging bowls and move around the water on a conveyor belt. As they pass you are expected to put a monetary offering in their bowls. All this to the loud playing of modern music.
Written 16 November 2015
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