Wat Phra Yuen

Wat Phra Yuen (in Thai: วัดพระยืน), which means the Temple of Standing Buddhas, was built in 1370 by King Ku Na. Since then, the original design has changed but the buddhas are still standing (there are some sitting ones too). There is something psychedelic in how the buddhas look at each other – like two meditative mirrors reflecting one another creating an endless vista of consciousness.

Inside the temple, there are nice murals depicting the effects of good and bad deeds.

Visitors are offered to make their own buddha amulets, clay and casts are provided. It’s fun.

 

Guardian

Wat Phra Yuen

 

Buddhas

Wat Phra Yuen

Wat Phra Yuen

Wat Phra Yuen

Wat Phra Yuen

Wat Phra Yuen

 

Murals

Wat Phra Yuen

Wat Phra Yuen

Wat Phra Yuen

Wat Phra Yuen

Wat Phra Yuen

 

Amulet making

Wat Phra Yuen

Wat Phra Yuen

Wat Phra Yuen

 

Buddhas Again

Wat Phra Yuen

Wat Phra Yuen

 

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