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Wat San Pa Yang Luang

Wat San Pa Yang Luang [in Thai: วัดสันป่ายางหลวง] in Lamphun is an extremely beautiful temple somewhat reminding of White Temple in Chiang Rai but with much longer history and much less tourists.

Originally a Brahmanist monastery, it became the first Buddhist monastery in Lanna. It is believed that Queen Chamadevi was cremated here.

Wat San Pa Yang Luang

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The Sanctuary of Truth (121 photos)

“Sanctuary of Truth (Thai: ปราสาทสัจธรรม, also called Wang Boran and Prasat Mai) is a temple construction in Pattaya, Thailand. The sanctuary is an all-wood building filled with sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs. … It features contemporary Visionary art based on traditional religious themes. The project was initiated as an idea of Thai businessman Lek Viriyaphant in 1981, and is scheduled to be complete in 2025.” (Wikipedia)

“The building was constructed according to ancient Thai ingenuity and every square inch of the building is covered with wooden carve sculpture. The purposes of decoration with wooden carve sculptures are to use art and culture as the reflection of Ancient Vision of Earth, Ancient Knowledge, and Eastern Philosophy. With in this complex, visitors will understand Ancient Life, Human Responsibility, Basic Thought, Cycle of living, Life Relationship with Universe and Common Goal of Life toward Utopia.” (Official website)

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Banteay Srei

A nice small temple known as “citadel of the women” and “jewel of Khmer art” with elaborate carvings and hordes of tourists, beggars, touts and vendors selling all sort of stuff (I even saw policemen selling Cambodian police badges and chevrons). The central part of the temple was closed for visitors.

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