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Wat in Kanchanaburi Temples in Kanchanaburi , Tiger Temple Kanchanaburi Thailand
Wat in Kanchanaburi Thailand Wat Chai Chumphon Chana Songkhram Wat Chai Chumphon Chana Songkhram Wat Chai Chumphon Chana Songkhram Location : Amphoe Mueang The temple, also called Wat Tai, is located along the river Mae Klong in Kanchanaburi town and next to the JEATH War Museum, therefore there is also some tourists here. The temple buildings are huge and at the time of our visit the venerable abbot of the temple Phra Thamkunapon had just passed away. There is also some old gates and old temple buildings with beautiful stucco work on the compound. The JEATH war museum is a replica of the bamboo huts which housed the prisoners of war during the occupation. “JEATH” stands for Japan, England, Australia/America, Thailand and Holland. How to get there: The temple is by the river on Pak Praek Road and can be reached by bicycle from the guesthouse area. Opening Hours: 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Wat Tham Khao Noi Location : Amphoe Mueang Wat Tham Khao Noi is located near Wat Tham Suea. It was constructed on the hill and decorated in Chinese style. Going up the hill is rewarding as you can see panoramic view of the city. How to get there: Travel from Tha Mung District. Go along irrigation canal Wat Tham Sua and Wat Tham Khao Noi. Away from the Mae Klong Dam about 5 kilometers past the entrance to the temple at Mae Klong Dam. Then there are signs about 2 kilometers turn right wait noticed the signs and pagodas. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Wat Tham Khao Pun Location : Amphoe Mueang The limestone hills surrounding Kanchanaburi are famous for their temple caves, an underground communion of animistic spirit worship and traditional Buddhism. Winding arteries burrow into the guts of the caves past bulbous calcium deposits and altars for reclining or meditating Buddhas, surrounded by offerings from pilgrims. Wat Tham Khao Pun is one of the closest cave temples, and is best reached by bicycle. How to get there: The temple is about 4 kilometers from the TAT office and 1km southwest of the Chung Kai cemetery across the railroad tracks and midway up the hill. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Wat Tham Khao Pun Wat Tham Khao Pun Wat Tham Mungkornthong Location : Amphoe Mueang Situated 5 kilometers from town, the splendid temple is located in a cave which is only assessable via steps flanked by dragon carvings on both sides. The temple is well known for the incredible performance of a nun floating on the surface of a deep pool. A small museum displaying a variety of ancient objects found in the area is located nearby. How to get there: The temple is about 7 kilometers from the town center and is best visited by motorcycle. Bus No. 8191 runs past the temple from Kanchanaburi every 30 minutes and takes 20 minutes. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Wat Tham Phu Wa Location : Amphoe Mueang The compound which is set in natural surroundings is situated approximately 15 kilometers away from the city. The temple is famous for meditation courses. In addition, there is a beautiful cave with plenty of stalactites that is worth a visit. How to get there: Route 1: Get the path to Kanchanaburi – Ban Kao, and then turn left Km.16 along route Phu Pradu – Wang Lan about 6 kilometers you will reach the junction. Route 2: Traveled through the Thum Kao Pun Cave and Princess Srinakarin Park, then turn right at the area between 49-48 Km. Along Route Phu Pradu – Wang Lan about 5 kilometers. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Wat Ban Tham Wat Ban Tham Wat Thawornwararam Location : Amphoe Mueang Thawornwararam Temple is a Chinese Mahayana Buddhist temple. The temple has a picturesque pagoda and statue of the Laughing Buddha by the river. There are also unusual eleven-headed fish guarding one of the buildings. How to get there: The temple is on Prasit Road, next to Wat Nua and within walking distance of the guesthouse area. Opening Hours: 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Wat Ban Tham Location : Amphoe Tha Muang Wat Ban Tham is a cave temple beside the Khwae Noi river. The temple features a long staircase leading into a dragon’s mouth. Inside the dragon’s head are murals depicting scenes from the classic Thai novel Khun Chang Khun Phaen, particularly the scene where Khun Phaen murders the preganant Nang Buakhli to make a Guman Thong spirit helper from her unborn baby. There is a stone shaped like Nang Buakhli inside the cave as well as a statue of the Guman Thong.
The cave has a metal gate which may be locked if the temple staff are elsewhere. Normally, Thai visitors are shown up some stairs (shoes off inside the cave) and up the hill to receive a blessing from a monk at a small shrine. How to get there: The temple is about 10km from the town center and can be reached by motorcycle. Opening Hours: 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Wat Tham Suea Wat Tham Suea Wat Tham Suea Location : Amphoe Tha Muang The temple is built in a mixed, splendid Thai-Chinese style and enshrines a huge Buddha image. Visible from far away, the temple features an impressive Buddha statue and chedi on the top of a hill. The Buddha statue, seated in the posture of giving blessings, is covered with gold mosaic and protected by an unusual shell-like structure. The huge chedi, 69 meters high and 29 meters wide, is hollow. A staircase inside the building leads up to the top. Each level has rows of Buddha statues and multiple windows from which photos can be taken of the statue below set against a backdrop of rice paddies and mountains.
There are also footprints of the Buddha and an ancient pond on the hill. Behind the chedi is the Chinese pagoda of the adjacent Wat Khao Noi. How to get there: About 4 kilometers off Maeklong Dam and turn left for 200 meters or about 20km from the town center and can be reached by motorcycle. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Wat Thung Samo Location : Amphoe Phanom Thuan The major attraction is a big Kuan Yin statue. Thai and foreign tourists come here everyday to pay respect to the Kuan Im image, Phra Sangkatchai and the Buddha image in the ordination hall of Wat Thung Samo. How to get there: The temple located approximately 15 kilometers from the city can be on U-Thong Road via Highway No. 324. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm. Three Pagodas Pass Three Pagodas Pass Wat Phra Thaen Dong Rang Location : Amphoe Tha Maka Is an old Buddhist temple where there is a sacred stone base to have with illness before his death. A great fair to pay homage to the revered stone is held at the middle of the fourth lunar month of every year. How to get there: The temple which is situated approximately 10 kilometers from Tharua Market, or some 40 kilometers Opening Hours : 05.00 am.- 05.00 pm. Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yanasampanno (Tiger Temple) Location : Amphoe Sai Yok This is a meditation temple surrounded by forested area. Various kinds of animals live together freely in the nature such as barking deer, deer, hog, gibbon, peafowl, red jungle fowl, horse, water buffalo, goat, etc. Wildlife of different species will be seen living together in peace and being friendly to the monks and visitors. How to get there: The temple is 37 kilometers far from Kanchanaburi on highway no. 323. You could take the Kanchanaburi-Sangkhlaburi public bus and get off at Km. 21 on the main road. Then walk about 2 kilometers from the main road to the temple. Opening Hours : 08.30 am. – 15.45 pm. Contact : Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yanasampanno Foundation Tel. 0 3453 1557 Chedi Bo-ong Location : Amphoe Thong Pha Phum Chedi Bo-ong is an ancient chedi built in Burmese’s style. It is located on the hill surrounded by the swamp. Every year, on the full moon night of the 4th lunar month, a lot of people come to worship this sacred place. Getting there, take a boat at Ban Ta Pae, Thong Phpoom District to Ban Bo-ong.
Administered by : Khao Laem National Park, Amphoe Thong Pha Phum Wat Wang Wiwekaram Wat Wang Wiwekaram Three Pagodas Pass Location : Amphoe Sangkhla Buri This pass is located approximately 240 kilometers from the city or 22 kilometers from Sangkhla Buri. This rugged Thai-Burmese border was once a strategic military route for both the Thai and Burmese; however, it is currently a small border market. The three miniature pagodas are memorials to the traditional invasion route favored by Burmese soldiers during the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767). Visitors wishing to visit Myanmar are advised to obtain a pass, which allows visitors to visit Burmese settlements from Sangkhla Buri Immigration Office. How to get there : The end of the Thai border in the west is located in Tambon Nong Lu on Highway 323, about 4 km. before getting to Amphoe Sangkhla Buri. Turn into the intersection on your right and continue for 18 km. to get to the Three Pagodas Pass. All routes are asphalted. Opening Hours : 08.00 am. – 06.00 pm. depending on the political situation. Admission : 30 Baht/person (Price are subject to change) Contact : Tel. 0 3459 0105 , 0 3459 5335 Wat Wang Wiwekaram Location : Amphoe Sangkhla Buri is the home of Luangpho Uttama, a monk much revered by the Thanis and Mons, including the Karen people and the Burmese living in the region. On the riverbank, within the Buddhist assembly hall there is an elegant marble image of the Buddha called Luangpho Khao. Under a mile from the temple itself is the Buddha Gaya Chedi, which contains relics of the Lord Buddha’s right thumb. The Burmese influence is keenly felt here, and near the pagoda there are many shops selling native Burmese products, including furniture and clothing. How to get there: The wat is around 2 kilometers from the centre of town if you go via the wooden bridge or 5 kilometers if you go via the concrete bridge. By the wooden bridge, follow the road after the bridge until you reach a T junction. Turn left then continue until the intersection where you turn right for the wat and left for the chedi. From the centre of town a motorbike taxi Opening Hours: 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
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