Temples of Thailand - a photographic journey
Bangkok Area Provinces: Central North North-East West South East
City of Kamphaeng Phet and Nakhon Chum
Wat Chang Rop
Our favourite temple in this district, Wat Chang Rop, was the only temple where we also met tourists. I guess it is also the more photogenic temple of the park. Located on the highest point of the hill, Wat Chang Rop's square base is decorated with a total of 68 elephants. Steep staircases on each of the four sides lead up to a platform, where remains of a bell-shaped Chedi stand. In the front of the temple is a large laterite pond, now overgrown with large trees. Between the pond and the base of the Chedi was the Viharn, which is mostly gone now, including the Buddha image.