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Wat Phra Hin Wanaram

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Prachuap Khiri Khan province

Imagine me driving along the road to Huahin, when I see in the distance this beautiful white Chedi/Temple. I am on a main highway looking for the entrance to what I know will be a treat of a Wat complex.

As always here in Thailand the entrance comes upon you at short notice and short approach, screeching across loose gravel I safely make it into the compound, only to find a dirt track to drive along through several cows grazing.
Amazing Thailand!
The temple was established on August 23, 2014.

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Whats in a Wat

A look at the Temple structures in Thailand with images

So I am sure many people have heard of Wats, be it Thailand (the land of many Wats), or Cambodia, Burma, Laos or any other Buddhist worshipping countries.

Actually “Wat” is the word for a Buddhist temple (= a place of worship) or monastery (= a building in which monks live and worship).

Having spent a few years here in Thailand, and also having photographed many hundreds of Wats, I thought it would be interesting to share what I have found out about them and show you examples of the buildings inside the Wat complex.

We will explore structures such as Stupas, Viharns,Ubosot, and Sala’s. I hope to give them a bit more enlightenment to their names and uses and maybe a little bit of history.
Learn alll the things you wanted to know about Wats here in this link - https://true-travels.com/2019/01/27/whats-in-a-wat/

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