Wat Huai Pla Kung

Wat Huai Pla Kung Temple is a spiritual marvel not to be missed when visiting Thailand. This Buddhist, Chedi style architectural work of art is no less than nine stories high and features many detailed ornaments, spiritual statues and figures. At the entrance, one is greeted by two large exquisitely golden dragons and one cannot help but be awestruck by the detail, beauty and amount of effort spent in creating the temple, its interior adornments and the surrounding floral gardens.

One of the main attractions once inside the temple is a huge, magnificently carved wooden statue of Guan-Im Bhodisatva, which is a Chinese goddess of mercy and compassion. Soft spiritual music plays in the background which adds to the peaceful and tranquil experience. There are also a number of beautifully crafted Chinese lanterns and Buddha statues all around the temple. The view surrounding the temple is spectacular, to say the least, and a climb to the top of the 9th level is well worth the effort. Just a short distance away is a massive white Buddha statue which compliments the temple and adds to the tranquil, spiritual atmosphere that immediately grabs one on arrival.

The town of Chiang Rai has a wealth of sights to see and things to do besides the Wat Huai Pla Kung Temple, although the temple alone is more than enough reason to visit this lively town in the North of Thailand. For spiritual enlightenment and meditation there’s no place quite as scenic and beautiful, and for visitors just looking for unique and special architecture and artistic splendor, you will be hard pressed to find anything quite like it. With easy access from the town and ample parking and shopping for visitors, Wat Huai Pla Kung is a must see for anyone visiting beautiful Thailand.

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