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The Coral Pagoda -Khanom

At Wat That Tharam or Wat Khao That

The Coral Pagoda that sits in Khao That, otherwise known as Por Thao Khao That.

This temple is 1,000 years old and is revered as a sacred area that’s used as a place to pay homage.

Apart from the Helter skelter drive up to it, its views are stunning and well worth the twisty road. My visit there was breathtaking as I looked out around some of Thailand's most beautiful Countryside and hills.

It was apparently built by Chinese immigrants on their way to Surat Thani. When they stopped there for a break the local people told them, Surat Thani already has a Pagoda, so they built the Coral one there instead and apparently as legend goes there is treasure (of some sort) hidden within it!

Note there is no shade on the actual Pagoda area, and it was very very hot underfoot (shoes not allowed)


Posted by TheJohnsons 07:35 Archived in Thailand Tagged architecture culture temple religion history traditional travel thailand buddhism building wat buddha pagoda old buddhist asian asia thai ancient tourism landmark

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