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Wat Triphum

Mondop of Wat Triphum

We had long planned to see the beautiful Phra Buddha Maha Thammaraja Statue in Wat Triphum, but Phetchaboon province is really out of the way. Beautiful - but far! This Lopburi-style image sits in an ancient temple, built in 1557, however the buildings are of a newer date. There are lots of stories about the Buddha image, which is housed in a specially built mondop building. The provincial governor performs a special ceremony on Sart Thai Day, on which the image is immersed into the waters of the river.  

Phra Buddha Maha Thammaraja

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