Wat Pha Sorn Kaew

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Wat Pha Sorn Kaew
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Wat Pha Sorn Kaew
Information
Denomination Theravada Buddhism
Founded 2004
Country Thailand
Coordinates Coordinates: 16°47′23″N 101°2′57″E / 16.78972°N 101.04917°E / 16.78972; 101.04917
Website www.watphasornkaew.org/

Wat Pha Sorn Kaew วัดพระธาตุผาแก้ว (meaning ‘temple on a glass cliff’ in Thai), also known as Wat Phra Thart Pha Kaew, is a Buddhist monastery and temple (Wat วัด in Thai) in Khao Kor, Phetchabun, in north-central Thailand, about 5 hours drive north of Bangkok. The Wat is set on an 830m peak, a few hundred meters from the town of Kheam Son on the main highway 12, between Phitsanulok and Lom Sak.

The main pagoda and surrounding buildings are adorned with over 5 million colorful mosaic tiles and pottery items and is set in a mountain location.[1] 5 sitting Buddha statues are under construction as of 2013. There is a stained glass gazebo and a smaller pagoda in the gardens.

The main Wat exterior, gardens and adjoining buildings are complete and open to visitors, although not all of the interior of the main temple is complete yet. Completion of the 5 Buddha statues is expected by the end of 2013.[2]

Currently, there is no well-developed tourist infrastructure surrounding the site. It is only accessible by private car or tour, as there is no public transport from the nearest towns of Lom Sak, Phetchabun or Phitsanulok.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Name*. "The most spectacular temple in Thailand". Wat Pha Sorn Kaew. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  2. ^ "วัดพระธาตุผาแก้ว". Phasornkaew.org. Retrieved 2013-09-07.