Originally, Wat Ban Rai was a small monastery, then Luang Pho Khun who was widely respected in the province developed it and became its abbot. The complex is now quite large even if visitors especially remember the Hor Thep Wittayakom placed on a pond with its large elephant head. It is the largest ceramic mosaic temple in Asia ! It has more than 20 million mosaics. It was built with the intention of being a cathedral of the Tripitaka, writings bringing together Lord Buddha's teachings . The exterior walls are decorated with mosaics in dozens of different styles. Inside, to the left of the large round room where a statue of Luang Pho Khun sits, there is a spiral corridor which goes up along large mural frescoes in which Thai stars and personalities are represented, up to at the top of the building where statues of walking Buddha and the monk stand. And in the basement, there is a room full of colorful light decorations. Even if you have visited many temples in Thailand, this one will not leave you indifferent!
Wat Ban Rai is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :