Wat Phai Lom is in the heart of Chanthaburi and in terms of the ground it occupies, is the largest temple in town, occupying what normally would be four city blocks.
It has many temples, buildings, stupas, and monasteries, set in a largely concrete paved desert.
We arrived in the early evening, so unfortunately we could not enter of the wats. But the monks were out there with their stick brooms sweeping up leaves and rubbish, and made us welcome and invited us to look around.
Apart from anything else, I am left with the overriding impression that in addition to being one of the largest temple grounds, this must be one of Thailand's largest dog refuges. They were everywhere - dozens and dozens of them. But to the temple's credit, they all looked in remarkably good condition.
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