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Wat Phra Bat Nam Phu

Wat Phra Bat Nam Phu

Wat Phra Bat Nam Phu [in Thai: วัดพระบาทน้ำพุ] is a Buddhist temple built in Lopburi province, 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of Bangkok, and an AIDS/HIV hospice, founded in 1990 by Alongkot Dikkapanyo who left a promising career in engineering at the ministry of agriculture at the age of 26 to become a monk. The idea of turning the temple into an AIDS hospice came to him when two young HIV-positive men came to Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu. Approximately 2,000 patients are under the temple’s care. Of these, 1,300 are orphans affected by HIV/AIDS infection. The temple receives financial support (about 100,000 Baht per month) from the Thai government. The rest of the funding comes from private donations.

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