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Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkon Kiri

Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkon Kiri

Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkon Kiri is one of those temple where you hate to run out of space on your memory card. There is so much to see that we completely threw our day plans apart. A large white reclining Buddha image in Burmese-style is the first view when pulling off the highway. It is huge and makes the also quite big lion sculptures appear small. On the top of the mountain are so many structures that it left us really breathless! And there is still construction going on for more structures. The Chedi, which is surrounded by numerous smaller ones and the large Ubosot with it's beautiful interior is simply stunning.  The museum, housed in a large teakwood-building is also quite interesting and further up the mountain hidden behind yet another large temple building is a Lao-style pagoda. There is A LOT of dogs held at the temple and they were the friendliest dogs we had ever met. Funnily a lot of them wear cloths, like shirts (really!) and the signs say that the dogs are treated with respect and are not harmed in any way, hence they are also nice to humans. An amazing temple to visit!

Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkon Kiri

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